Late Triassic seas, found in China, ca. 200 million years old. A beautifully preserved, articulated fossil of a Keichousaurus, in its original matrix, with its long neck and tail stretched out to either side of its small body and its limbs curved down at its sides. Keichousaurus was a marine reptile that went extinct at the end of the Triassic, a time period when many marine reptiles went extinct, leading to the rise of the dinosaurs. The animal would have eaten fish in the ancient seas that ringed the supercontinent Pangaea. Comes in wood and glass frame. Size: 21.55" W x 10.2" H (54.7 cm x 25.9 cm); size of frame: 25.25" W x 18.25" H (64.1 cm x 46.4 cm)
Provenance: ex-private Tarzana, California, USA collection, acquired in Tucson, Arizona, USA in 2008
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The fossil remains in its original matrix, beautifully preserved. Has not been examined outside of its frame.