19006 - Top Rare Stephanodus Partial Dentary Late Cretaceous Fish
19006 - Top Rare Stephanodus Partial Dentary Late Cretaceous Fish 19006 - Top Rare Stephanodus Partial Dentary Late Cretaceous Fish

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†Stephanodus sp, Zittel (1883) - Ray-finned fish
Upper Cretaceous, Maastrichtian stage, (~66 Million Years)
Oued Zem, Morocco
Ouled Abdoun Basin (Phosphate beds)
24 mm   •    in
6 g   •    oz
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Rare species belonging to the Trigonodontoidae family. This type of specimens in the fossil record of the Upper Cretaceous phosphates of the Ouled Abdoun Basin are not common.
Stephanodus sp, Zittel 1883 (ray-finned fish)
Osteichthyes - Tetraodontiformes - Trigonodontoidae

Parent taxon: Trigonodontoidae according to G. R. Case and D. R. Schwimmer 1988

See also Kumar and Loyal 1987

Subtaxa: Stephanodus lybicus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Environments: marginal marine, marine, estuary/bay , terrestrial , carbonate , coarse channel fill , shallow subtidal , lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal , coastal , fluvial-lacustrine , transition zone/lower shoreface

Age range: 161.2 to 40.4 Ma


• Eocene of India , Pakistan 

• Cretaceous of Bolivia, France , India , Jordan , Mexico , Niger , Syria , United States ( Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina), Morocco.

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of France

• Jurassic of France 

Stephanodus sp : Fossilworks (Paleobiology Database)

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