1" Enchodus Jaw Section with Tooth - Cretaceous Fanged Fish

This is a 1" long fish jaw section (Enchodus) from Phosphate Deposits Khouribga, Morocco. This jaw section has 1 small tooth and it remains in the rock in which it was fossilized.

Comes with an acrylic stand.

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.

Artists reconstruction of Enchodus.  By Dmitry Bogdanov, Creative Commons License
Artists reconstruction of Enchodus. By Dmitry Bogdanov, Creative Commons License
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Enchodus sp.
LOCATION
Oulad Abdoun Basin, Morocco
FORMATION
Phosphate Deposits
SIZE
1" jaw, 4.2 x 3.5" rock
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#133855
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