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Natural History - Large Fossil Sinohydrosaurus Skeleton

Late Jurassic Period, c.140 million years BP

A large complete Sinohydrosaurus lingyuanensis fossil marine 'dinosaur' skeleton in a matrix. 4.8 kg, 78.5cm (29 3/4"). Very fine condition.

From an old Bristol paleontological collection; from Lingyuan, Liaoning Province, Northeast China; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10815-177259.

This species is among the more recently discovered types; a marine lizard from the dinosaur fossil beds of Liaoning Province in the Republic of China; the species had its roots in a land-dwelling ancestor. With its osteological structure, palaeontologists believe that this reptile belonged to the Lepidosaurs, as it is very similar except for its long neck; with eighteen vertebrae in the neck, it constituted a new genus and new species.