A new albulid fish, Phosphonatator oxyrhynchus, based on a single large neurocranium, is
described from the deposits of the Ouled Abdoun phosphatic basin, Morocco. The matrix of the fossil
contains an elasmobranch assemblage indicating a Danian age (with some redeposited Maastrichtian
elements). P. oxyrhynchus is characterized notably by its elongated snout and by a reduced patch of
teeth on the parasphenoid. Up to now, fossil fishes from the Ouled Abdoun phosphatic basin were
mainly known by isolated remains, and the recovery of this specimen should be ranked equal to the
recent discovery of important, very well-preserved new material of vertebrates in the Sidi Daoui area.