3.5" Enchodus Skull Section In rock - Cretaceous Fanged Fish

This is a 3.5" fish jaw bone section (Enchodus) from Phosphate Deposits Khouribga, Morocco. This is the proximal end of the dentary bone (lower jaw) of a medium to large sized fish. It remains in the rock in which it fossilized.

Comes with an acrylic stand.

This is a tooth 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.

Artists reconstruction of Enchodus.  By Dmitry Bogdanov, Creative Commons License
Artists reconstruction of Enchodus. By Dmitry Bogdanov, Creative Commons License
DETAILS
SPECIES
Enchodus sp.
LOCATION
Oulad Abdoun Basin, Morocco
FORMATION
Phosphate Deposits
SIZE
3.5" jaw, 2.7 x 1.9" rock
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#111592
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