Argentinean paleontologists discovered the remains of a predator fish more than six meters long, the statement said.
The fossils of this carnivore with sharp teeth and a frightening appearance were found near Lake Colue-Huapial, about 1,400 kilometers south of the capital Buenos Aires.
This fossil belonged to the genus Xiphactinus or Xyphactin. This species of giant predatory ray-finned fish from an extinct order of ichthyodectiform. They lived during the Upper Cretaceous era.
The body of the predator was noticeably slender and ended with a huge head with large jaws and teeth, sharp as needles, a few centimeters long, the researchers say.
Examples of this species have been found in other parts.light, some of which even retained the contents of the stomach. Previously, Xiphactinus was only found in the northern hemisphere, although one sample was recently discovered in Venezuela.
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