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SINOHYDROSAURUS LINGYUANENSIS ON MATRIX - Yixian Formation, Liaoning Province, China

EARLY CRETACEOUS PERIOD:  122 million years ago

Much more rare then the Chinese marine reptile fossil Keichousaurus, the Sinohydrosaurus is seldom encountered and therefore, hardly known.  Somewhat similar in appearance but smaller to the Keichousaurus, this prehistoric marine reptile has only become recently available and in extremely limited numbers.  The name translates into SINO (China) HYDRO (water) SAURUS (lizard).  Like all specimens we sell, this exotic creature is guaranteed 100% genuine.  Something to emphasize with all the numerous fake Keichousaurs now flooding the market.  Compared to a genuine Keichousaurus, the Sinohydrosaurus is far more rare.

This dinosaur-like marine reptile is part of the Jehol Biota Group and was found in the Yixian Formation between the Liaoning Province and Inner Mongolia.  The Jehol Biota Group ranges from the Late Jurassic to the Early Cretaceous and is famous for the several species of bird fossils and dinosaurs found with primitive feathers.

The creature's name Sinohydrosaurus lingyuanensis was officially chosen by the Beijing Nature History Museum but was later changed to Hyphalosaurus lingyuanensis by the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing.  We prefer the use of SINOHYDROSAURUS due to it's explanative meaning.

These specimens are extremely rare and are COMPLETELY intact and genuine.  There is NO RESTORATION OR RECONSTRUCTION of the creature, GUARANTEED, only repair of the matrix where fractured during excavation.  The future availability of this very-highly desirable species is extremely limited.  

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  

5.75" long x 3.75" wide stone matrix, animal 5.25" if straightened

SOLD     MV1202     STAND INCLUDED     Actual Item - One Only

 

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