SPRINGFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – A rare fossil found in Colorado is headed to the Denver Museum Of Nature & Science.

(credit: USFS)

(credit: USFS)

The ancient fish fossil was found recently at the Comanche National Grasslands, according to a tweet from the managers of the grassland. It is 8 feet long with a tail like a tuna and in its day, the fish would have weighed more than 500 pounds.

(credit: USFS)

(credit: USFS)

There are only three known fossils like this in the world, and this is the only one that has ever been found in the Western Hemisphere.


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