Rhinobatis on fossilized reef
Lot 2209
Rhinobatos on Fossilized Reef
US$ 5,000 - 6,500
£3,000 - 3,900
Lot Details
Rhinobatos on Fossilized Reef
Rhinobatos sp.
Cretaceous
Santana Formation, Brazil

This unique presentation is composed of a guitarfish, prepared free of matrix, mounted on a slab of reef displaying numerous marine fossils. Known as a guitarfish due to its distinctive shape, Rhinobatos caught its prey using a suction technique. Seen here on a section of fossilized reef, one can imagine the once-living creature skimming the ocean floor in search of sustenance.
Measures 15 x 10 x 16.5in, specimen measures 18in
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  1. Tom Lindgren
    Specialist - Natural History
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