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TWO INTERTWINED AQUATIC REPTILES - PERMIAN, MADAGASCAR.
TWO INTERTWINED AQUATIC REPTILES - PERMIAN, MADAGASCAR. TWO INTERTWINED AQUATIC REPTILES - PERMIAN, MADAGASCAR. TWO INTERTWINED AQUATIC REPTILES - PERMIAN, MADAGASCAR. TWO INTERTWINED AQUATIC REPTILES - PERMIAN, MADAGASCAR.
 

TWO INTERTWINED AQUATIC REPTILES - PERMIAN, MADAGASCAR.


Barasaurus besairei Piveteau.1955.

An amazing fossil. Split nodule. On the inside are two complete freshwater aquatic predatory reptiles. They have come to rest side by side and head to toe with each other. One is slightly smaller than the other possibly suggesting a male and a female. Both skeletons are pretty much fully articulated. All the limbs are discernible. Both skulls. One in particular shows the jaws with all the teeth (under magnification). There are a number of reasons why the two animals would be so closely entwined on death. (Mating, courtship, fighting or simply swept together). Either way this is a fascinating specimen. Surrounded by a lot of plant debris.

Late Permian, Sakamena Group

Ranohira, Morondava Basin, Madagascar..

Matrix : 26 x 15 x 3.5 cm.  




Our Price: £450.00




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