Giant fish - ROM2007_9596_4

ROM2007_9596_4

Giant fish

Geography: USA, Kansas
Taxonomy
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • Kingdom: Animalia
    • Phylum: Chordata
    • Class: Actinopterygii
    • Order: Pachycormiformes
    • Family: Ichthyodectidae
    • Genus: Xiphactinus
    • SpecificEpithet: audax
Object number: 55382
Credit Line: Gift of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
On view
DescriptionThe giant fish Xiphactinus grew to more than four metres in length. With its huge gaping mouth and large teeth, it must have been a formidable predator. This cast has been constructed using reproductions of bones from a complete fossil.
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