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About Fossil Lake


Fossil Lake in Wyoming is a famous locality known for its exceptional fossil preservation. Located in the Green River Formation in southwest Wyoming, Fossil Lake has yielded numerous well-preserved fossils, particularly from the Eocene epoch, around 52 million years ago.

The fossils found in Fossil Lake include fish, turtles, crocodiles, birds, insects, and plants, among others. What makes Fossil Lake significant is the remarkable detail of preservation, with some fossils showing delicate soft tissues and even stomach contents. These fossils provide valuable insights into the ancient ecology and evolutionary history of the region.

The area around Fossil Lake has been extensively studied by paleontologists, and it continues to be an important site for scientific research and education in paleontology. Additionally, the fossils from Fossil Lake are highly prized by collectors and museums worldwide for their scientific and aesthetic value.