Huge Keichousaurus with Death Injury - Broken Neck!

Name: Keichousaurus hui
Age:  Triassic
Formation:  Huixia Beds
Location:  Guanglin, Guizhou Province, China
Size: Keich is 10.3 inches long

Specimen SSW303

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This is a very unusual vertebrate fossil. It is an excellent Keichousaurus hui from the Triassic of China. This large specimen was meticulously prepared under a microscope in the EXTINCTIONS Prep Lab here in Colorado. This dinosaur-like reptile is very well-preserved and exhibits extremely fine detail - the bone structure is just incredible! The head, long neck, body, limbs, and lengthy tail are all intact. The legs are nicely displayed, almost all of the tiny digits of the feet are present, and the teeth are fossilized! The complete Keichousaur has great color and contrast and is beautifully showcased on the rectangular plate of shale. And the neck has a distinct break in it - was this the cause of its death? - we'll never know, but we can't imagine it living long with an injury like this! This is a fabulous, professionally-prepared example of this dinosaur-like reptile from the Triassic - easily one of the most unusual vertebrate fossils we have ever seen.

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