Formation: Khourigba Phosphate
Fish Crushing Plates
The Entire Palate
Arambourg shows this species as Maastrichtian in age.
The plate is described as a pharangyl plate. Probably
an upper, based on the shape.
Carroll shows the genus as a member of the suborder
Albuloidea. Other members include Paralbula, Phyllodus,
In English it would be related to the Tarpons and Bonefishes.
All possess pharangyl crushing plates.
Both the Eodiaphyodus granulosus and the Pycnodus pellei
are from the same location and horizon, which is an active
phosphate mine in Morocco.
Dr. John E. Mcardle
Nice fish palate. I have seen these before from Morocco
and don't doubt the classification. I have similar fish palate's
from other localities from different ages.
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