Fossil : Stingray (Heliobatis Radians)
Locality : Fossil Lake, Kemmerer, Wyoming
Believe it or not, the Wyoming, Colorado, Utah area used to be fairly tropical. This is called the Green River Formation and it is world famous for fossils. The lakes in this region would fill with sediment from the streams that fed them and preserve these wonderful fossils......anything from turtles, fish, dragonflies and stingrays to gigantic 20' palm fronds.
It is worth noting that this specimen here is NOT a "transfer". A lot of times a fossil will be taken out of its limestone host piece by piece and transferred to a new piece of limestone for better presentation. This specimen here is still in it's original limestone matrix, making it a much more desirable piece for collectors.
It comes with a custom wood frame and plaque stating the species. The whole display measures 18-3/4" x 24-3/4". The stingray fossils itself measures 7" wide x 12' long.