31" Cretaceous Fossil Fish - Goulmima, Morocco

 
 
 
This is a large 31" long fossil fish from the Lower Turonian aged marine deposits near the town of Goulmima, Morocco. While the locality has been known since the 1990's not much material has appeared on the market until recently. The fish are typically preserved in nodules, and the species and preservation are rather similar to the Albian aged fish faunas of Brazil.

The fish is remarkably detailed with even the sharp little teeth in its open mouth being visible. There is only some minimal restoration, including a few gap fills in repaired cracks and one of the small fins.

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

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DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Asfla, Goulmima, Morocco
SIZE
31" long
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ITEM
#72896
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