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A JURASSIC AQUATIC LIZARD
A JURASSIC AQUATIC LIZARD

SOLNHOFEN, GERMANY

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A JURASSIC AQUATIC LIZARD
Solnhofen, Germany
from the Tithonian age, Jurassic (circa 150 million years ago) the 5-foot long Pleurosaurs goldfussi with central torso left in original position, the neck and tail curled, in limestone slab supported on black backboard
45 x 23in. (114 x 60cm.)

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Pleurosaurus lived in the warm waters of an archipelago, or lagoon, on the edge an ancient ocean called the Thethys sea during the age of the Dinosaurs. Belonging to the order of lizard-like Rhynchocephalia (beaked-headed), their only surviving relatives are the tuataras of New Zealand. The present specimen is very finely preserved.

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