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Fossilized Stingray Teeth

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Three prehistoric stingray teeth displayed in an acrylic case. 

A perfect addition for you fossil collection.

 

 

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Fossilized Stingray Teeth

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STINGRAYS

Stingrays are a group of sea rays, which are cartilaginous fish related to sharks. They are classified in the suborder Myliobatoidei of the order Myliobatiformes and consist of eight families: Hexatrygonidae (sixgill stingray), Plesiobatidae (deepwater stingray), Urolophidae (stingarees), Urotrygonidae (round rays), Dasyatidae (whiptail stingrays), Potamotrygonidae (river stingrays), Gymnuridae (butterfly rays), and Myliobatidae (eagle rays).

Stingrays are common in coastal tropical and subtropical marine waters throughout the world. Some species, such as Dasyatis thetidis, are found in warmer temperate oceans, and others, such as Plesiobatis daviesi, are found in the deep ocean. The river stingrays, and a number of whiptail stingrays (such as the Niger stingray), are restricted to fresh water. Most myliobatoids are demersal (inhabiting the next-to-lowest zone in the water column), but some, such as the pelagic stingray and the eagle rays, are pelagic.

There are about 220 known stingray species organized into ten families and 29 genera. Stingray species are progressively becoming threatened or vulnerable to extinction, particularly as the consequence of unregulated fishing. As of 2013, 45 species have been listed as vulnerable or endangered by the IUCN. The status of some other species is poorly known, leading to their being listed as data deficient.

The mouth of the stingray is located on the ventral side of the vertebrate. Stingrays exhibit hyostylic jaw suspension, which means that the mandibular arch is only suspended by an articulation with the hyomandibula. This type of suspensions allows for the upper jaw to have high mobility and protrude outward. The teeth are modified placoid scales that are regularly shed and replaced. In general, the teeth have a root implanted within the connective tissue and a visible portion of the tooth, is large and flat, allowing them to crush the bodies of hard shelled prey. Male stingrays display sexual dimorphism by developing cusp, or pointed ends, to some of their teeth. During mating season, some stingray species fully change their tooth morphology which then returns to baseline during non-mating seasons.

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J.K. (Virginia, United States)

Shipped well, arrived quickl, well packaged.

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L.J. (North Carolina, United States)
Fossils

I absolutely love these fossilized stingray teeth. They look great with my display collection!

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L.J. (Virginia, United States)

I absolutely love these! They are such a great example of different types of fossils.

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K.R. (Oklahoma, United States)
Fossils for my nephew

Super awesome fossil! Cannot wait to buy more for my nephews. Gave it to one of my nephews as a gift and he loved it! Speedy delivery too. Thanks!

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J.K. (Florida, United States)
Nice display

Shipped, packed well. Kids loved this addition to their collection of fossils.

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Fossilized Stingray Teeth

Fossilized Stingray Teeth

$12.00$7.00