2.6" Cretaceous Fossil Fish (Xiphactinus) Vertebra - Kansas

 
This is a 2.6" fossil fish (Xiphactinus) vertebra from the Smoky Hill Chalk, Gove County, Kansas. It is a well preserved, showing anatomical structures.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Xiphactinus audax
LOCATION
Gove County, Kansas
FORMATION
Niobrara Formation
SIZE
2.6" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#113020
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