Large 15" Heliobatis Stingray Fossil - Rare

 
 
 
 
 
This is an excellent specimen of a rare Heliobatis radians stingray from the Green River Formation in Wyoming. At 15" long this one is about average size for the species and is exceptionally well preserved. It's was found this summer at Warfield's Quarry near Kemmerer, Wyoming and is nicely centered on a 21x14.5" slab of matrix. It has been backed with hardie board, both for stability and ease of mounting.

These rays are one of the more rare fossils from the Green River Formation and are highly coveted by collectors for their beauty.

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
15" (straightline) on 21x14.5" matrix
CATEGORY
ITEM
#16923
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