8.2" Fossil Juvenile Stingray (Heliobatis) - Wyoming

 
 
This is a exceptionally nice, juvenile stingray (Heliobatis radians) fossil 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 8.2" specimen is very well preserved and nicely centered on a 9.1 x 5.8" piece of rock. Just check out the closeup photos to see the preserved detail. You can even see it's tiny teeth, a feature often not exposed in these ray fossils.

There are three repaired cracks through the stingray that required touch up restoration. The top edge of the fin has also been restored where the rock crumbled during collection. This Heliobatis specimen has been backed with hardie board for stability and to make it easy to mount on a wall. We can install a french cleat hanging system upon request at no charge. Otherwise, it is accompanied by an acrylic display stand.

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
Lindgren Quarry, Kemmerer, Wyoming
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
8.2" long on 9.1 x 5.8" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#172941
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