Cretaceous Fish Vertebrae In Rock - Smoky Hill Chalk

 
 
This is a 5.4", fossil fish bone plate. The bones are in good condition with vertebrae, ribs, other unidentified bones, visible. This specimen does not show enough diagnostic markers to determine an identification with any degree of certainty. It is likely an Ichthyodectiformes. This is the family that includes Xiphactinus and Ichthyodectes.

Comes with an acrylic stand.

The Smoky Hill Chalk Member of the Niobrara Chalk formation is a Cretaceous conservation Lagerstätte, or fossil rich geological formation, known primarily for its exceptionally well-preserved marine reptiles. It outcrops in parts of northwest Kansas, its most famous localities for fossils, and in southeastern Nebraska. Large well-known fossils excavated from the Smoky Hill Chalk include marine reptiles such as plesiosaurs, large bony fish such as Xiphactinus, mosasaurs, pterosaurs, and turtles.


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DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Kansas
FORMATION
Niobrara Formation, Smoky Hill Chalk
SIZE
5.4 x 5.0"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#114577
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