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Megalocoelacanthus dobiei(0)

December 9, 2010

pronounced (mega-low-see-lo-can-thus doe-bee-eye) Discovery Location:  Lane County, Kansas Discovered by:  Glenn Rockers Diet:  Carnivore Period:  Late Cretaceous Age:  85 million years old Formation:  Niobrara Chalk Length:  12 ft Location of Original Specimen:  American Museum of Natural History, New York City, New York Coelacanths are commonly referred to as “living fossils”, thought to have gone extinct […]

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Xiphactinus audax

Pronounced (ZIE-FAK-TIN-US AW-DAX) Discovered By: Mike Everhart, 1996 Discovery Location: Lane County, Kansas Location of Original Specimen: North American Museum of Ancient Life, Lehi, Utah Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 83 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Length: 17 ft This 17 foot long Xiphactinus is one of the largest specimens ever found, […]

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Pachyrhizodus caninus

Pronounced (PAK-EE-RIZE-OH-DUS KAY-NIE-NUS) Discovered By: Mike Triebold, 1993 Discovery Location: Lane County, Kansas Location of Original Specimen: North American Museum of Ancient Life, Lehi, Utah Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 84 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Length: 6 ft A rarely preserved giant predatory fish from North America’s Late Cretaceous inland sea. […]

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Ichthyodectes

Pronounced (ICH-THE-O-DEK-TEES) Discovery Location: Western Kansas Location of Original Specimen: Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, CO Diet: Smaller Fish (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 83 million years Formation: Niobrara Length: 6 ft Ichthyodectes was a large fish that swam in the Western Interior Seaway during the late Cretaceous Period. It looked much […]

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