Enchodus petrosus (Cope 1874) Fish tooth

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Alternative Title

Fish Fossil (F. Enchodontidae)

Description

(DSM DH13) Extinct family of large fish sometimes called the "saber-toothed herring". Enchodus were common in Late Cretaceous seas and survived the K-Pg extinction event. They went extinct in the Eocene.

Date Created

66 million years

Spatial Coverage

Prairie Bluff Fm. (Chalk)

Temporal Coverage

Late Cretaceous

Type

PhysicalObject

Source

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives license

Files

Enchodus petrosus saber toothed herring.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Enchodus petrosus (Cope 1874) Fish tooth,” Mississippi State University Libraries, accessed September 28, 2022, https://msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/1564.

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