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  Phyllodus toliapicus
 
 
   
 
 
reference FISH189
name Phyllodus toliapicus
age Eocene, Abbey Wood Shell Bed
size Size of tooth palate 16mm x 10mm
location Abbey Wood, London, UK
weight 2gms
   
description  
This is a very sought after crushing palate from this 50 million year old fish. These palates were used to crush small shells and once crushed,the fish fed on the soft parts. This particular specimen has been preserved both sides and is a fine example.
 
 
 
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