2.1" Enchodus Jaw Section - Cretaceous Fanged Fish

 
This is a 2.1" long fish jaw section (Enchodus) from Phosphate Deposits Khouribga, Morocco. It doesn't contain any complete teeth and remains in the rock in which it was fossilized. There is what appears to be a large partial jaw section, along with various marine bone fragments scattered throughout the rock.

Comes with an acrylic stand.

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.

Artists reconstruction of Enchodus.  By Dmitry Bogdanov, Creative Commons License
Artists reconstruction of Enchodus. By Dmitry Bogdanov, Creative Commons License
DETAILS
SPECIES
Enchodus sp.
LOCATION
Khouribga, Morocco
FORMATION
Phosphate Deposits
SIZE
2.1" jaw section, 5.3 x 4.8" rock
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#133873
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