6" Rhynchodercetis “Needle Fish” Fossil - Morocco

 
This is a predatory "needle fish", Rhynchodercetis sp. from the Kem Kem Beds of Morocco. These fish are found in limestone layers higher up in the formation that the dinosaurs such as Spinosaurus. Rhynchodercetis is one of the rarer fish on this assemblage. It's Upper Cretaceous, Cenomian Stage or 93-100 million years old.

A description of the Kem Kem Beds and this assemblage can be found at the link below

Cavin L., et al. 2010. Vertebrate assemblages from the early Late Cretaceous of southeastern Morocco: An overview.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Rhynchodercetis sp. (Needle Fish)
LOCATION
Agoult, Morocco
FORMATION
Agoult Assemblage, Kem Kem Beds
SIZE
5" long if outstretched
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#16070
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