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]
Corolla NC Beach today. I swore scales (Reptile? Fish?) on one side and then look at left pic – symmetrical bone-like material on either side. But a magnet sticks to it. I am perplexed. Ideas?
Cotylorhynchus romeri, an early Permian synapsid (mammal-like reptile), American Museum of Natural History [1110 x 932]
Bed of six Haptodus baylei, an early Permian sphenacodont synapsid (mammal-like reptile), from Saxony [3164×1791]
Late Cretaceous marine reptile Elasmosaurus at the Canadian Museum of Nature [3690×1507]
Mesosaurus, early Permian marine reptile, in Namibia [2488×1400]
Adult Hyphalosaurus lingyuanensis reptile from China [OC] [2937×2203]
Steneosaurus bollensis, a Jurassic marine reptile, from Holzmaden, Germany [5160 x 2952]
The tuatara is a unique reptile native to New Zealand considered a “living fossil” because its only relatives date back to the time of the dinosaurs. They can also live up to 100 years and have a third eye.
Hyphalosaurus lingyuanensis, Early Cretaceous, China, Freshwater Aquatic Reptile. [5312×2988] [OC]
Fossilized reptile or Amphibian footprints. Cordova, Alabama, USA. [3000×2831] [OC]
[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