Bargain, 5" Enchodus Jaw Section - Cretaceous Fanged Fish

 
 
This
Artists reconstruction of Enchodus.
Artists reconstruction of Enchodus.
is a jaw section 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.

This jaw section is 5" long and there are five partial teeth in place. It's bargain priced because the rock broke in half and was repaired with a chip missing out of the edge.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Enchodus sp.
LOCATION
Oulad Abdoun Basin, Morocco
FORMATION
Phosphate Deposits
SIZE
5" long jaw, 7.1x4" rock
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#88709
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