Eurypholis Viper Fish Predator and Prey

Eurypholis boissieri
Gaudryella gaudryi

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

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Eurypholis: 58 mm long Gaudryella: 34 mm long on a 112 mm by 83 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Lebanese Lagerstatt, Haqel, Lebanon

Fossil Code: L492

Price: $165.00

Description: Eurypholis is betrayed as a predator by its wide gape and needle sharp teeth, allowing it to easily engulf smaller prey fish. The flanks carry a line of large bony scales, readily visible in the accompanying photos. This genus went extinct by the Upper Cretaceous. The example here is found in association with a fish of the genus Gaudryella., known to be a prey species due to the fact that some Eurypholis have been found with a Gaudryella in their stomachs.

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