1" Cretaceous Fossil Fish Vertebra (Enchodus?) - Khouribga, Morocco

This
Artists reconstruction of Enchodus.
Artists reconstruction of Enchodus.
is a vertebrae, likely from the extinct bony fish Enchodus. Enchodus flourished during the Upper Cretaceous and was small to medium in size. One of the genus' most notable attributes are the large "fangs" at the front of the upper and lower jaws and on the palatine bones, leading to its misleading nickname among fossil hunters and paleoichthyologists, "the saber-toothed herring". These fangs, along with a long sleek body and large eyes, suggest Enchodus was a predatory species.

There is a second smaller vertebra preserved within this rock as well, likely also Enchodus. Comes with a acrylic display stand.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Enchodus sp?
LOCATION
Khouribga, Morocco
FORMATION
Phosphate Deposits
SIZE
1" largest vertebra in 3.4 x 2.8" rock
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#133854
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