Rare, 16.3" Fossil Stingray (Heliobatis) - Wyoming

 
 
This is a stunning fossil stingray (Heliobatis radians) from the Green River Formation in Wyoming. These rays are one of the more rare fossils from the Green River Formation and are highly coveted by collectors for their beauty. This 16.3" specimen is gorgeously preserved and nicely centered on a 20.7 x 12.1" slab of rock. Just check out the closeup photos to see the preserved the detail.

Unlike most ray specimens available this one has NOT been inlaid into the rock. There is a repaired crack through this rock that travels through the body of the stingray, requiring some restoration at the points of breakage. The rock has been backed with a board for stability of the rock and to make it easy to mount on a wall. We can install a french cleat hanging system upon request at no charge.

Heliobatis is an extinct genus of freshwater ray primarily known from the Green River Formation in wyoming. The teeth are triangular and shaped for feeding on small fish, crustaceans, and mollusks.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Heliobatis radians
LOCATION
Warfield's Quarry, Kemmerer, WY
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
16.3" long on 20.7 x 12.1" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#137914
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