Xiphactinus audax jaws 3D Mount
This is a complete set of Xiphactinus audax jaws including both upper (premaxilla and maxilla) and both lower (dentary). Although some other partial skull pieces were present (and can be included) we decided for presentation purposes to do a 3D mount of the jaws only. The jaws are mounted on a solid piece of claro walnut that measures 18" x 10.5" x 3" thick. This fossil was found very embedded with roots creating a lot of damage. The lower jaws measure 12 3/8" and 14" long. The lower jaws were buried on top one another and compaction has made the one shorter than the other. We separated them during preparation. The upper jaws are approximately 12 1/2" long. This was a large fish probably around 12-13 feet in length. There is repair but no restoration. The longest tooth is just over 2 inches. This fossil is from the Niobrara Chalk of Western Kansas. Email us with questions.