Myliobatis Dixoni Mouth Plate

Myliobatis Dixoni Eagle Ray Mouth Plate
Myliobatis Dixoni Mouth Plate
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Species: Myliobatas Dixoni

Family: Rays

Geological Age: Lower Eocene, 56 to 33 million years ago.

Location: Oued Zem, near Khourigba, Morocco, North Africa.
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Maliobatis dixoni, also known as eagle rays are a genus of ray fish which have existed since to Paleogene and continue to exist into the present day. Like all rays and their close relatives, sharks, they lack bony body parts, instead being predominantly cartilage. The only hard par the animal has, similar to sharks are their bony mouth plates, and so these, like shark teeth are the only parts to become fossilised. these mouth plates are wide and flat, and would have been used by the animal to crush and grind their food. This particular specimen is form the lower Eocene period, roughly 55 million years old and comes from Oued Zem, near Khourigba, Morocco. The fossil will be supplied in a 3" x 2" card tray with an information label.
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