The Fossil of an Animal That Lived Over 242 Million Years Ago

Below is a partial skeleton of an animal 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.

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The fossil was identified as Barracudasauroides panxianensis, a genus of mixosaurid ichthyosaur which lived during the Middle Triassic.

H/T Didier Descouens / Museum of Toulouse on Wikimedia Commons

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