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Coccodus insignis

This is a rarely seen example of Coccodus insignis, commonly called the "Crusher Fish". Coccodus had broad rounded teeth resembling cobblestones. They were presumably employed in crushing the shells of mollusks and small crustaceans it found while sifting through the bottom muck. A single specimen is a rarity, with a split pair such as this virtually unheard of. The detail is absolutely amazing. The genus went extinct by the Upper Cretaceous, leaving no descendants. Fish is 10 cm long and is from Hajoula, Lebanon.

Coccodus insignis fossil fish