1.3" Fossil Fish (Enchodus) Fang - Extinct Bony Fish

This is a tooth 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.

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Artists reconstruction of Enchodus. By Dmitry Bogdanov, Creative Commons License


The tooth was collected from the phosphate mines near Khouribga, Morocco, and is an inexpensive Cretaceous aged fossil. It comes with an acrylic bubble display case.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Enchodus sp.
LOCATION
Khouribga, Morocco
FORMATION
Phosphate Deposits
SIZE
1.3" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#105940
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