Dunkleosteus, armored fish jaw

This specimen is from the Devonian of the Cleveland Shale of Ohio.

Dunkleosteus, the biggest member of the family Dinichthyidae ("terrible fishes"), was a heavily armored primitive fish from the late Devonian period, about 360 million years ago. This top predator was up to 11.5 ft (3.5 m) long and had large, scissor-like cutting jaws with serrated, razor-sharp bones, but no teeth. Its skull was was over 2 feet (65 cm) long. It had a jointed neck, an eel-like tail, a scale-less body, and hinged body shields. Dunkleosteus was not a shark but a placoderm with a shark-like tail. It may have eaten sharks. Fossils have been found in Morocco, Africa, Poland, Belgium, China, and the USA. 





Dunkleosteus, armored fish jaw 

resin
16.75 inches long
Item 1105 

Category: Replicas
Type: Bones
Phylum: Vertebrates
Class: Fish

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