Description

    Vertebrates

    Fossil Fish Skull
    Xiphanctinus audax
    Cretaceous
    Niobrara Formation
    Kansas, USA


    This sinister looking skull once belonged to a predatory fish that dominated the Western Interior Seaway known as Xiphactinus which was much longer than any bony fish of today. The beast is represented here by just a skull and some post-cranial material, but the point gets across nonetheless. The fully "prepped" specimen is virtually all original and in its original positioning which is rare. The front fang was replaced with a real one from another creature, and a vertebra was added as well to even out the specimen. The point is that the two pieces added were still legitimate fossil remnants. This specimen was found in the famous Niobrara Formation of Kansas and dates to the Cretaceous Period when Dinosaurs had peaked. Reminiscent of HBO's "Game of Thrones" television series, we have christened this fierce fossil "Drago."
    Overall Measurements: 40.00 x 22.00 x 4.00 inches (101.60 x 55.88 x 10.16 cm)
    Stand shown in image for photo purposes only. Specimen does not come with a base.


    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    November, 2017
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