Bargain, 1.9" Cretaceous Sawfish (Onchosaurus) Rostral Barb - Morocco

This is an uncommon rostral barb/tooth from Onchosaurus marocanus a type of Cretaceous aged sawfish. It is Upper Cretaceous, in age or approximately 66-72 million years old and was collected from the phosphate beds near Khouribga, Morocco. There is a repaired crack near the tip of the barb.

It comes from the phosphate deposits near Khouribga, Morocco. These deposits are mined for phosphate, one of Moroccos biggest exports. The fossils are collected as a byproduct of the mining operations, saving them from certain destruction by the rock crusher.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Onchosaurus marocanus
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
1.9" long
ITEM
#71775
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