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Ray Barb

Fossil ray
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.25"

This isn't in the best shape but i put it here because with all the complete plates i've found here this is the only even piece of barb
.44"

I have thousands of Ray Plate individual teeth (no exageration) but only a few Ray barbs.
.56"

Nice little Palaeocene ray barb.
1"

nice color
1"

Nice Miocene ray barb.
1.13"

I have thousands of ray mouth plate fragments from this site but only a couple of these.
1.25"

Ray barb, uncommon for this lcoation
1.38"

Extremely nice Paleocene ray barb from the Aquia Formation. This is one of the nicest that I have found from this site. They are not common and tend to be only fragments.
1.5"

1.56"

This would have been pretty big if complete it came out of the red layer.
1.56"

Nice Miocene ray barb.
1.63"

Decent Miocene ray barb.
1.88"

Ray barb from PCS
2"

This is a really large barb for this site.
2"

Decent ray barb
2.25"

Decent Miocene ray barb.
2.56"

Yes its beat up but you don;t find them here very much
2.56"

Ray barb
2.81"

Section of ray barb
3.03"

Shame this barb is missing most of the enamel
3.19"

Piece of a ray barb
3.5"

Larger ray barb
3.5"

Section of ray barb
4"

An awesome complete Ray spine. These are very hard to find complete when they are this size.
4.25"

Large section of a ray barb
5.13"

Large ray barb, shame it has some damage
5.5"

Real large Miocene ray caudal spine from Virginia.
6.63"

Never seen a ray barb this size. Would you believe I found the two pieces on two separate trips. I am still looking for the third piece.