It is 242 Million Years Old

Million Years Old

What you see here is a partial skeleton of a dinosaur that lived between 242 – 247.2 million years ago. The remarkably well-preserved fossil was discovered in the Guanling Formation located in ‬Guizhou Province, China.

The fossil was identified as Barracudasauroides panxianensis, a genus of mixosaurid ichthyosaur which lived during the Middle Triassic. If you want to see the fossil in ever greater detail, check out the 5,240 x 2,667 pixel version.


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