Sinohydrosaurus in Matrix
Liaoning Province, China
Similar in morphology to a nothosaur, this specimen represents a new genus and species. Detailed observation of this fresh-water reptile shows great differences in osteological (bone) structure, preserved environment and geological time. Rather than clavicles, this reptile has a T-shaped interclavicle. Showing some similarity to the living monitor lizard, but with a longer neck, it displays eighteen cervical vertebrae.
Matrix measures 28 ½ x 7 ¾ x 1in; Specimen measures 26in