FOSSIL REPTILES

 

Here we have a huge selection of fossil reptiles from around the world.

 

Manchurochelys liaoxiensis

 

 

Manchurochelys liaoxiensis is described as a cryptodire (a turtle order), with a very low domed shell. The carapace, shell, had an oval outline, with the length being slightly longer than the width. Manchurochelys liaoxiensis looked like a modern turtle, but it was a primitive turtle and could not draw its head or legs into its shell. It likely fed on plants, small fish, and insects present in its environment. Manchurochelys liaoxiensis is most closely related to today’s modern snapping turtle.

The Liaoning region, 130 million years ago, was an area crossed by streams and rivers and dotted with fresh water lakes and active volcanoes. The land areas were covered by forests of conifers, similar to today’s pine and fir, ginkgoes and ferns. There were very few angiosperms, flowering plants. Marshy areas surrounded the lakes. Based on the plants represented in the fossil record of the area, it suggests that the area around Liaoning was a semiarid environment with a warm but dry climate.

 

Item #

Age & Location

Size & Description

Price

Photos

Turtle 1

Jurassic ( approx. 130 million years )

Liaoning region China
 

This Beautiful Fossil Specimen is on a 18 1/4" x 11 1/2" Matrix that contains two fossilized turtles overlaying each other.

Longest Turtle is 11 3/4 " long x 5 " Wide.

$3495

 
 
 

Keichousaurus

 

 

 
Item #
Description
Size
Price
Photo
Keicho1

This is a very displayable vertebrate fossil. It is a large Keichousaurus hui from the Triassic of China. The Keichosaur is well preserved and exhibits fine detail. The head, long neck, body, limbs, and lengthy tail are all present. The limbs are well displayed and even most of the tiny finger digits are present. This is a very fine example of this dinosaur-like reptile from the Triassic Period. This piece was not repaired, what you see is a calcite vein that is a natural occurrence within the shale.

7 " Measured From Its Tail To Its Head

$400

 

 

Keicho2

 

This is a very displayable vertebrate fossil. It is a large Keichousaurus from the Triassic of China. This dinosaur-like reptile was microscopically prepared by a professional. The Keichosaur is well preserved and exhibits fine detail. The head, long neck, body, limbs, and lengthy tail are all present. The limbs are well displayed and even the tiny finger digits are present. This Keichousaur has great color and contrast and is almost nicely showcased on the rectangular plate of shale. This is an exquisite example of this dinosaur-like reptile from the Triassic Period.

 

7 " Measured From Its Tail To Its Head

$600

SOLD

Keicho3 This is a very displayable vertebrate fossil. It is a large Keichousaurus from the Triassic of China. This dinosaur-like reptile was microscopically prepared by a professional. The Keichosaur is well preserved and exhibits fine detail. The head, long neck, body, limbs, and lengthy tail are all present. The limbs are well displayed and even the tiny finger digits are present. This Keichousaur has great color and contrast and is almost nicely showcased on the rectangular plate of shale. This is an exquisite example of this dinosaur-like reptile from the Triassic Period. 8  3/4 " Measured From Its Tail To Its Head $800  

 

Keicho4

This is a very displayable vertebrate fossil. It is a large Keichousaurus hui from the Triassic of China. The Keichosaur is well preserved and exhibits fine detail. The head, long neck, body, limbs, and lengthy tail are all present. The limbs are well displayed and even most of the tiny finger digits are present. This is a very fine example of this dinosaur-like reptile from the Triassic Period. This piece was not repaired, what you see is a calcite vein that is a natural occurrence within the shale.

9  1/4 " Measured From Its Tail To Its Head

$1000