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Large Enchodus Associated Vertebra Saber Tooth Fish - Morocco

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Large Enchodus Associated Vertebra Saber Tooth Fish - Morocco

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Enchodus sp.
(Extinct Fanged Boney Fish)

Oued Zem, Khourigba, Morocco, North Africa

Upper Cretaceous Period - 90 Million Years Old

Enchodus Vertebra Largest : 0.96 in.
Matrix : 4.90 x 3.98 in.

1 inch = 2.54 cm

A wonderful run of large fish vertebra from what was most likely an Enchodus (prehstoric Saber Tooth Fish) - an Enchodus tooth is peaking out of the backside of this piece.

Natural in matrix specimens like this are uncommon to find as most of these fossils have been reconstructed in some fashion. This specimen is guaranteed to be authentic and as found, then prepared.


The Enchodus were a group of boney fish that lived in much of the world's ancient oceans. Enchodus species were 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 collectors, "the saber-toothed herring".

This specimen comes from the phosphate mines located near Khourigba, Morocco and are dated from the Upper Cretaceous to the Eocene Period (99-50 Million Years Old)