25" Cretaceous Fossil Fish - Goulmima, Morocco

 
 
 
This a large, 25" long fossil fish from the Lower Turonian aged, marine deposits near the town of Goulmima, Morocco. While the locality has been known since the 90's not much material has appeared on the market until recently. The fish are typically preserved in nodules, and the species and preservation is rather similar to the Albian aged fish faunas of Brazil.

The fish is remarkably detailed with even the sharp little teeth in it's open mouth being visible. These fish are found in nodules, and it was prepared with the half of the nodule still embedded in the surrounding rock.

I'm not confident on the ID of this fish due to the lack of literature I can find. I've linked to the papers I can find below.

Nouveaux Teleostei du gisement du turonien inférieur de Goulmima Maroc.pdf

Fishes fromTuronian of Goulmima,supposed and direct evidence of trophic relationships within the marine fish community from the Lower Turonian of Goulmima,Morocco.pdf

DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Asfla, Goulmima, Morocco
SIZE
25" long
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#72895
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