Large, 27.5" Guitar Ray (Rhinobatos) Fossil - Lebanon

 
This is a beautifully preserved and quite rare "Guitar Ray" (Rhinobatos) from the Upper Cretaceous deposits new Byblos, Lebanon. This specimen is very large at 27.5" long and wonderfully detailed with six fossil shrimp associated with it. There are several repaired cracks in the limestone but otherwise the ray has not been restored.

Comes with a display stand or we can back the limestone and add a wall hanger.

The genus Rhinobatos still exists in our seas, in the tropical and hot temperate regions, and includes about 30 present day. There are eight described species of Rhinobatos from the Lebonese deposits with Rhinobatos whitfieldi being one of the smaller ones.

The Upper Cretaceous, Lebonese lagerstätten yields some of the most exquisitely preserved fossil fish in the world. Over 80 genre are currently described, with many more still awaiting description. These beautiful fossils have been quarried near Byblos, Lebanon for well over a century and include sharks, rays, shrimp, ray-finned fishes and more.
FOR SALE
$2,995
DETAILS
SPECIES
Rhinobatos
LOCATION
Hgula, Byblos, Lebanon
SIZE
27.5" long on 30.2x11.2" limestone
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#81611
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