5.3" Enchodus Jaw Section With 7 Teeth - Fanged Fish

This specimen was just acquired from one of our suppliers. We won't have it back in our warehouse to ship until Sept. 18th It is on sale until this date, so if you purchase it quickly you get a discount :)

This is a nicely prepared jaw section collected from the phosphate mines in the Oulad Abdoun Basin of Morocco. While individual teeth of Enchodus are extremely common in these deposits, nice jaw sections like this are more unusual.

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
5.3" long, Longest Tooth 1.4"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#31473
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