10" Articulated Fish (Bananogmius) Vertebra - Kansas

 
 
 
This is a string of articulated Vertebra with processes from the large, Late Cretaceous fish, Bananogmius. It's in a chalky matrix and was collected from the Smoky Hill Chalk in Kansas and nicely prepared. There 27 articulated vertebrae and another 15 which are disarticulated.

Bananogmius is an extinct genus of ray-finned fish that lived lived in the Western Interior Seaway, which split North America in two during the Late Cretaceous. Bananogmius had a thin body reminiscent of the modern angelfish, dozens of small teeth, and an extremely high dorsal fin.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Bananogmius
LOCATION
Gove County, Kansas
FORMATION
Niobrara Formation/Smoky Hill Chalk
SIZE
Articulated section 10", Matrix 14.3"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#42861
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