.9" Fossil Fish (Xiphactinus) Tooth in Situ - Kansas

 
 
This is a gorgeous tooth of the huge predatory fish, Xiphactinus audax. It's .9" long and was collected from the Smoky Hill Chalk of Gove County, Kansas. This tooth would have come from a large Xiphactinus in the 15 foot range. One can imagine how terrifying of a predator this fish must have been given its huge dagger-like tooth. The tooth is in incredible condition and the rock that it was found in has been prepped away for a beautiful tooth in situ presentation.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.





Xiphactinus was a huge, predatory fish that lived during the Late Cretaceous. It would have been a veracious predator, growing 15-20 feet long. When alive, the fish would have resembled a gargantuan, fanged tarpon. It appeared in the BBC's Sea Monsters and National Geographic's Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure as well as being labelled a "Prehistoric Terror" in River Monsters.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Xiphactinus audax
LOCATION
Gove County, Kansas
FORMATION
Niobrara Formation
SIZE
.9" long tooth, 3.6 x 2.9" entire specimen
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#136664
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