Ichthyodectes ctenodon

 

Ichthyodectes ctenodon

Locality: Kansas
Formation: Niobrara
Length: 1.8 m (6 feet)
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Ichthyodectes ctenodon

Nearly identical to Xiphactinus in body shape but less than half the length, the closely-related Ichthyodectes found itself as an occasional meal for its larger cousin. Not quite as large as its enormous cousin, Ichthyodectes was still a voracious predator and is aptly named as Ichthyodectes translates to “fish biter”. The only source for this and other three-dimensionaly reconstructed fossil fish is Triebold Paleontology, Inc.

Ichthyodectes ctenodon