Stunning Fossil Stingray
This is a breathtaking prehistoric fish stone slab -with a 18 inch long beautiful stingray. This gorgeous and massive piece is bound to amaze. It is a snapshot of life on the bottom of a teeming 50 million year old lake.
These fish swam in ancient Eocene lakes in Wyoming, USA and were discovered in the famous Green River Formation, known to produce some of the most spectacular vertebrate fossils.
It took over 100 hours of painstaking work by a professional fossil preparator to reveal the fine bones of these fossils from the stone. Amazingly, even the barbs of the stingray are intact! Rarely are stingray found this complete. Surely, it was worth the effort to bring these ancient fish to life.
Stingray are cartilaginous fish related to sharks. They have barbed stingers on whip-like tails, which are used for self-defence. This fossil is from a female ray.
The slab is ready to hang flush on a wall with a French cleat system (materials included).
Measures 24 x 36 x 1.75 inches (61 x 92 x 4 cm). Stingray measure 18 and 9.5 inches (46 and 24 cm). Weighs approximately 100 lbs. (68 kg).