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3 in. Needle Fish Fossil Rhynchodercetis - Morocco

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3 in. Needle Fish Fossil Rhynchodercetis - Morocco

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Rhynchodercetis sp. (ARAMBOURG, 1943)
Needle Fish

Upper Cretaceous Period - Cenomian Stage (93-100 million years old)

Agoult Assemblage, Kem Kem Beds
Kem Kem Basin, Morocco, Africa

Rhynchodercetis : 3 in. outstretched length (1 inch = 2.54 cm)



The exposures of the Akrabou Formation near Agoult in the Kem-Kem Basin of Southeastern Morocco were the first time many of these Cretaceous Period fish were ever found in North Africa (around 2006) and are incredibly similar to those found in Lebanon of a similar geologic age. Many fine details including gut contents have been preserved in these remarkable fossil fish.