Rhombodus Binkhorsti Teeth In Magnifier Box
Family: rays and sharks
Species: rhombodus binkhorsti
Geological Age: Maastrichtian, Late Cretaceous, 70 to 55 million years ago.
Location: Khouribga, Morocco.
Rhombodus binkhorsti are an extinct species of ray fish which were fairly wide spread during the late Cretaceous period,with fossil specimens being found in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. The only parts which are often found fossilsied are their teeth, which are strange when compared to other ray teeth as they appear to be smooth and flat, and their caudal spines (the stinging barb). These particular fossil specimens come from Khouribga, Morocco, dated to be late Cretaceous, making them between 70 to 50 million years old, they are approximately 15 mm in length and come supplied in a small 1 inch size magnifier box with a x 4 magnification lid.