Coccodus Crusher Fish Fossil - Soft Tissue Preservation
Part & Counterpart

Coccodus insignis

Order Pycnodontiformes, Family Pycnodontidae

Geological Time: Middle Cretaceous, Cenomanian Stage (95 million years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): 68 mm long by 26 mm across on a 120 mm by 94 mm matrix pair

Fossil Site: Lebanese Lagerstätte, Hajoula, Lebanon

Fossil Code: L480

Price: $435.00

Coccodus insignisDescription: This plate displays a rarely seen part/counterpart example of Coccodus insignis. Coccodus had broad rounded teeth resembling cobblestones. Notice the detail to this crushing pavement seen here. They were presumably employed in crushing the shells of mollusks and small crustaceans it found while sifting through the bottom muck. The genus went extinct by the Upper Cretaceous, leaving no descendants. The matrix repair just touches the nose of the specimen.

Fossil Purchase Information

click fossil images to enlarge

Fossil Mall Navigation:
l Home l Fossils for Sale Map l Museum and Rare Fossils l How to Buy Fossils l

Navigate by Fossil Category:
l Trilobites
l Ammonites l Fish Fossils l Invertebrate Fossils l
l Crinoids and Echinoderms l Insect Fossils l Dinosaur and Reptile Fossils l
l Cambrian Explosion Fossils l Plant Fossils l Stromatolites l
l Vertebrate Fossils l Fossil Amber l Trace & Ichnofossils l

l Fossils and Paleotological Science Information l