STL Science Center

STL Science Center

24 February 2013

Xiphactinus For Kids


Xiphactinus (combination Latin and Greek for "sword ray"); pronounced zih-FACK-tih-nuss
X. audax
X. vestus


Shallow waters of North America, Europe, Australia

Historical Period:

Late Cretaceous (90-65 million years ago)

Size and Weight:

Up to 20 feet long and 500-1,000 pounds



Distinguishing Characteristics:

Large size; prominent teeth
 This week we have an awesome coloring page, all things considered, of Xiphactinus. Today is an easy day. Share the facts, color the mean looking fish, enjoy some snow outside (if you have it)

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