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    Description

    Fossil Stingray
    Asterotrygon maloneyi
    Eocene
    Green River Formation
    Wyoming, USA


    This Asterotrygon stingray is a rare variety, featuring a "fat tail" attribute. Presented in a brown wooden frame, this dark fossil is centrally located in a square matrix of rock from the Green River Formation and displays a pronounced curvature to the thick and raised tail. The fossil stingray is nicely preserved and is well prepared with its dark coloration in contrast to light matrix rock adding an artistic dimension to this plate. Seasonal depositional layers known as varves are visible across the shale, with numerous layers of the geological occurrence adding a relief and texture to the background that naturally frames this fossil.
    Overall Measurements: 18.50 x 18.50 x 1.18 inches (47.00 x 47.00 x 3.00 cm)

    Provenance: The Property from an East Coast Collection
    Bonhams, New York, June 1, 2009 (lot 1099)


    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    September, 2019
    28th Saturday
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