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Entire dinosaur fossil in matrix, 125 to 150 million years old (early Cretaceous period).

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Entire dinosaur fossil in matrix, 125 to 150 million years old (early Cretaceous period).
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Entire dinosaur fossil in matrix, 125 to 150 million years old (early Cretaceous period). 3160 grams, 20" x 12" x 1/2". Of the species Sinohydrosaurus Lingyuanensis (also known as Hyphalosaurus), which means Chinese water lizard, this complete fossil was found in the Jixian formation in Lingyuan, Liaoning Province, China, in the late 1990s along with others, preserved in a matrix of volcanic ash that precipitated into its deep-water lake environment. This specimen was an adult, with small head and long, flexible neck, short limbs, and extremely long, articulated tail, rather like the larger and much more common Keichosaurus. While the matrix appears to have several repaired cracks and a rectangular area near the head where it seems a small display plaque was removed, the fossil skeleton itself is undamaged and complete. China has discontinued the export of these fossils, so they are now somewhat difficult to obtain. (Note this item is very fragile and is available for pickup only.)