New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

 

Todiltia


Todiltia
Pronunciation: to-DILL-tee-uh
Specimen Number: NMMNH P-14470
Image By: Isaac T Valdez


Very few animals lived in Jurassic Lake Todilto. Two kinds of bony fish swam in the salty water. This is the smaller fish, Todiltia, which ate tiny crustaceans. The larger fish, Hulettia, fed upon the Todiltia.

The wavy white line in this 160-million-year-old fossil fish is its stomach contents.