Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen

Posted on 05/18/2013


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Cretaceous
Xiphactinus
Xiphactinus audax
Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibit
Dinosaurs in Their Time
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Carnegie Museum
Oakland neighborhood
Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh
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United States
Pennsylvania
USA
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dinosaur
fish
Late Cretaceous


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"Dinosaur" Fish – Carnegie Museum, Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"Dinosaur" Fish – Carnegie Museum, Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Xiphactinus (from Latin and Greek for "sword-ray") is an extinct genus of large, 4.5 to 6 m (15 to 20 feet) long predatory marine bony fish that lived during the Late Cretaceous. When alive, the fish would have resembled a gargantuan, fanged tarpon (to which it was, however, not related). Xiphactinus were voracious predators. At least a dozen specimens of X. audax have been collected with the remains of large, undigested or partially digested prey in their stomachs.

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