Fossil fish - ROM2007_9596_4


Fossil fish

Place Collected
North America, USA, Kansas, Lane County
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassOsteichthyes
    • OrderIchthyodectiformes
    • FamilyIchthyodectidae
    • GenusXiphactinus
    • SpecificEpithetaudax
Object number: ROMVP55382
Credit Line: Gift of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
On view
Gallery Location:James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs, Life in the Sea Cretaceous, More Sea Giants, Xiphactinus Cast
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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