Keichousaurus hui, Fossil Dinosaur almost complete skeleton, Triassic, around 220 Million Years Old
Keichousaurus hui, almost complete skeleton fossil in grey stone matrix, prepared to show the fine bones as a slightly darker tone. Triassic period, China, around 220 Million Years Old.
These small marine reptiles were first discovered in China in 1957. They are a spectacular fossil as they are often found as complete, articulated skeletons, such as this example. They became extinct in the mass-extinction event at the end of the Triassic, around 201 million years ago.