3.9" Eodiaphyodus (Fish) Tooth Plate - Cretaceous

This is a tooth plate from a unusual Cretaceous fish Eodiaphyodus granulosus. It is related to the modern Tarpon and crushed its food with bony plates found in the back of its throat.

This fossil was collected in the phosphate deposits near Khouribga, Morocco. Phosphate is the largest export of Morocco so the mining of it is big business. These fossils are found as a by product of the mining operations and saved from the rock crushers by the locals.
FOR SALE
$15
DETAILS
SPECIES
Eodiaphyodus granulosus
LOCATION
Khouribga, Morocco
FORMATION
Phosphate Deposits
SIZE
3.9" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#68797
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