1.7" Cretaceous Fish Palate - Kansas

This is a 1.7" fossil fish palate from Cretaceous period Kansas, USA. This fossil was purchased as part of a collection, and was not identified in detail. As such, identification is difficult.

The Smoky Hill Chalk Member of the Niobrara Chalk formation is a Cretaceous conservation Lagerstätte, or fossil rich geological formation, known primarily for its exceptionally well-preserved marine reptiles. It outcrops in parts of northwest Kansas, its most famous localities for fossils, and in southeastern Nebraska. Large well-known fossils excavated from the Smoky Hill Chalk include marine reptiles such as plesiosaurs, large bony fish such as Xiphactinus, mosasaurs, pterosaurs, and turtles.
FOR SALE
$15
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Fish
LOCATION
Gove County, Kansas
FORMATION
Niobrara Formation - Smoky Hill Chalk
SIZE
1.7" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#218800
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