3.85" Cretaceous Ray (Cyclobatis) Pos/Neg - Hakel, Lebanon

This is a beautiful, 3.85" long, partial fossil ray (Cyclobatis sp.) from the Cretaceous age marine deposits of Hakel, Lebanon. The rock split beautifully, resulting in a positive and negative of the ray. Both halves of this specimen are included with this purchase.

Comes with two display stands.

There is a repaired crack through one of the rock halves which has been repaired with an epoxy adhesive.

The discovery of amazingly preserved marine fossils near Hakel, Lebanon dates back many centuries. In fact, they were first mentioned in writing by Herodotus, over 450 years before the birth of Christ. The first scientific work on these localities began in the 1800s and these deposits have been meticulously quarried by several Lebanese families for over a century. We purchase our specimens directly from one of these families that has worked the quarries for generations.

These deposits represent a warm, shallow sea and have yielded over 70 types of fish as well as numerous other genera found nowhere else in the world. The preservation on many of these specimens is truly amazing including examples of soft bodied preservation.

A photo of the quarry at Hakel, Lebanon
A photo of the quarry at Hakel, Lebanon

Cyclobatis sp.
Hakel, Byblos, Lebanon
Sannine Formation
3.85" long on 5.4 x 4.7" limestone
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