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Enchodus lybicus Saber-Toothed Fish (Plexi) Fossil Prehistoric mm 41 (1)

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Description

Origin : Morocco (Khouribga)

Geological era : Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian)

Age : 70 million of year

Size : 3.8 gr - mm 41 x 13 x 8


Fossil Tooth (in Box) of Saber-Toothed Herring mm 41 x 13 x 8 - gr 3.8 from Fossiliferous deposits of Khouribga in Morocco. Fossil Fish Enchodus lybicus.
Only a piece, as in pictures. Also available in Plexiglas Box
, fixed with plasticine in plexiglas box (mm 42 x 37 x 32). Also available individually, at this link.
The Fossil is supplied naturally, as taken from the field. If necessary, it can be easily cleaned of sediment that covers it, and if you wish, consolidated with resin paraloid, for sell on our site. If you want to collect your fossils in this way, you can find in our catalog equipment plasticine, cardboard containers and various transparent plexiglas boxes.

Enchodus is an extinct genus of bony fish. It 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.
The largest-known species of Enchodus is E. petrosus, remains of which are common in many geological formations deposited. Large individuals of this species had fangs measuring 6+ cm in length, though the total body length was only about 1.5 meters, giving its skull an appearance somewhat reminiscent of modern deep-sea fishes, such as anglerfish and viperfish. Other species were smaller, some like E. parvus were only some cm (a few inches) long.
Despite being a formidable predator, remains of Enchodus are commonly found among the stomach contents of larger predators, including sharks, other bony fish, mosasaurs, plesiosaurs and seabirds such as Baptornis advenus.
In North America, Enchodus remains have been recovered from most states with fossiliferous Late Cretaceous rocks. The taxon is also known from coeval strata in Africa, Europe, and southwest Asia. Enchodus survived the Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event and persisted at least into the Eocene. It was found all over the world.



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