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Four women at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing, China, underscore a 19-foot, 200-million-year-old ichthyosaur fossil from southern China. Ichthyosaurus was a reptile that swam the Mesozoic oceans [1280 x 1024]

Four women at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing, China, underscore a 19-foot, 200-million-year-old ichthyosaur fossil from southern China. Ichthyosaurus was a reptile that swam the Mesozoic oceans [1280 x 1024]

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[OC] Carboniferous period fossil (?) from coal deposits in Poland. ID help appreciated. This is from Westphalian B deposits and roughly resembles some modern reptile skin. Possibly other organic source or inorganic mineral deposit? Approx 6cm length

[OC] Carboniferous period fossil (?) from coal deposits in Poland. ID help appreciated. This is from Westphalian B deposits and roughly resembles some modern reptile skin. Possibly other organic source or inorganic mineral deposit? Approx 6cm length