.8" Fossil Pycnodont (Anomoeodus) Crushing Mouth Plate - Morocco
This is a .8" wide, partial crushing mouth plate (prearticular) from a Pycnodont of the genus Anomoeodus sp. B. It was collected from the Upper Cretaceous (Early Turonian) age Akrabou Formation near Goulmima, Morocco. Pycnodontiformes had a superficial resemblance to angelfish and had a mouthful of knobby teeth that it used to crush its food.