0.8" Bony Fish Fossil Phacodus Punctatus Ray Finned Jaw Teeth In Matrix Morocco
Location: Khourigba Region, Morocco
Weight: 2.5 Ounces
Dimensions: 2.3 Inches Long, 1.5 Inches Wide, 1.5 Inches Thick (Matrix)
Jaw Dimensions: 0.8 Inches Long, 0.6 Inches Wide
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This is a genuine Tooth fossil in a matrix, not a replica.
Upper Cretaceous 99-65 Million Years old
Pycnodontiforms, are extinct fishes of the class Actinopterygii, containing the genus Pycnodus, were common in the Jurassic seas of 200 million to 146 million years ago. They were small to middle-sized fish, with laterally compressed bodies, and an almost circular outline. Pycnodontiform fishes lived mostly in shallow-water seas. They had special jaws with round and flattened teeth, well adapted to crush food items. Some species lived in rivers and possibly fed on mollusks and crustaceans.
Found in rock formations in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America.