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Found 13 results

  1. Dinosaur/lizard from Jiangxi?

    Found in Ganzhou of Jiangxi, China. Any idea if it’s a lizard or dinosaur?
  2. Mosasaur morph Animation

    Hi everyone, This animation is not meant to be accurate, otherwise I would not have drawn a generic lizard in the beginning and grow a mosasaurine snout much earlier in the sequence. Again, this was created on Adobe Animate CC 2018 using my Huion 1060PLUS tablet.
  3. Lizard or fish skull fragments?

    As I found this yesterday,I thought that is a fish or fish fragments in the matrix,now when I cleaned little bit more it looks like a lizard ,I'm no expert in this so I'm asking for little help.
  4. Are Mosasaurs considered lizards?
  5. Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi: Exceptional Ancient Lizard Fossil Astonishes Scientists The Fossil: Artists' rendering: LINK to Article LINK to Open Access Paper Enjoy!
  6. Complete Tiny Lizard Or Paperweight?

    This little specimen actually found me as I walked the shoreline somewhere between Manhattan Beach, CA and San Diego, CA. (It's been 20 years so . . .) But I do remember the tide was rolling out. The waves literally washed it over my feet but I was able to grab it before it rolled back into the sea again. After sitting in a dark closet for 17 years I finally took a serious look at it and realized it was probably something special. But instead of passing it around for a professional opinion, I chose to display it on my desk. Every single day for 3 years I looked at and studied this little guy; and so did anyone else who walked into my office. Without fail, everyone is fascinated. What I See: About the size and shape of a jumbo egg, perhaps a little larger. The entire body of the lizard is completely wrapped around the sphere with the top half its body on one long side and the bottom half of its body literally wrapped around to the other long side. On the top half; the skull, upper body and one arm is visible but the other arm appears to be hidden underneath the body. The opposite side shows both legs completely stretched out and clearly defined with its bones, joints and even a foot visible. There appears to be something attached to the spine that looks like it could be a tail. It too wraps around the entire sphere. But what I find most fascinating is the flesh and outline of its entire body are extraordinarily clear! My Take: It looks like an egg with a complete lizard embryo inside. It's outer shell long worn away after spending millions of years being churned and thrown around by the ocean. I've been calling it "My Little Lizard Friend" for a few years now. But I was really hoping someone here could tell me its proper name, age, etc. Thank a bunch. I'm just a wannabe but loving every minute of it.
  7. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/snakes-tetrapodophis-fossils-ethics-science/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20161102news-snakefossil&utm_campaign=Content&sf40823705=1
  8. Reptile fossil?

    Can anyone tell us what this could possibly be? We live on Lake Ontario in upstate New York. Thank you for any help!!
  9. http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/this-ancient-bug-within-a-lizard-within-a-snake-will-blow-your-mind/ Fossils come in a wide variety of forms, from preserved bones to leftover (and sometimes enormous) footprints. Sometimes, though, they come in the form of a bug within a lizard within a snake, all perfectly preserved within a volcanic lake. About 48 million years ago, an ancestral iguana was having a rather wonderful day in prehistoric Germany. It had just managed to ingest a rather colorful insect, after all, and who doesn’t like a good lunch? However, little did this scuttling Geiseltaliellus maarius know that it just consumed its last meal. It was at this moment that a juvenile Palaeopython fischeri snake decided to strike. More related to modern boa than the python, this tree-dwelling snake slithered out from the shadows and pounced, managing to successfully gobble up both the lizard and its lunch. Sadly, it must have got lost on the way back to its arboreal residence, because it fell into the Messel Pit, a formerly active volcanic lake spewing out highly acidic sulfur dioxide, suffocating carbon dioxide. If anything became overwhelmed by these gasses, it would have likely stumbled into the broiling, bubbling, liquid haze, and sunk down into oxygen-poor waters. As described in the journal Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, this was how the story of the life of the snake, the lizard, and the bug ended. Thankfully for paleontologists, these anoxic and bacteria-depleted waters guaranteed that – along with a wealth of other clumsy lifeforms – the ancient triplets were immaculately preserved for tens of millions of years. “It’s probably the kind of fossil that I will go the rest of my professional life without ever encountering again, such is the rarity of these things,” study co-author Krister Smith, a paleontologist at Germany’s Senckenberg Institute, told National Geographic. “It was pure astonishment.” Although this meal-within-a-meal feature wasn’t immediately obvious at first glance, powerful CT (X-ray) scans were used to peer inside. The iguana-like lizard was successfully identified, but the bug’s species designation remains a mystery for now. Either way, it’s an utterly breathtaking fossil – one that reveals an ancient food chain of predators and their prey. The bug was found within the abdominal cavity of the lizard. Smith & Scanferla/Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments An interpretive sketch of the lizard (orange) and the bug (blue) fossils within the preserved snake (white).
  10. Skull?

    Hello, thank you in advance for any assistance! My 5 year old son found this "rock" on the side of a creek bed in north Arkansas. We joked around saying it was a Dino Head fossil. Well the more I stare at it, the more I wonder? I know it's in bad condition. But do you see any clues to think it's actually NOT just a rock? And maybe more?
  11. Hi All: Does anyone know about herps preserved in amber? I've got a specimen from Baltic amber that's partial---head and leg with digits. It seems to be particularly well-preserved, so much so that all the details of the eye and digits, scales, etc. look incredible. Is it possible to nail it down to genus (or at least family) from the limited specimen? And how common is it for lizard specimens from Baltic amber to have such near-perfect fixation? Here's one photo attached, and (for the moment at least) I've got it on eBay for more photos and provenience details etc. If it turns out to be something less-than-common taxonomically then I should say it would be more honorable to take down the post...
  12. This stone is the centerpiece of the mantle above our fireplace, and we've always wondered what kind of fossil this is. Our house is in Los Angeles, but I don't know where the stone is from. It looks like some kind of lizard with fins for feet. It's about 12 inches from head to tail. What do you think this is? Full view: Close-ups:
  13. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since March 5, 2017. Class Reptilia Order Squamata - Lizards and Snakes Suborder Amphisbaenia - 'Worm Lizards' Berman, D.S. (1977). Spathorhynchus natronicus, A New Species of Rhineurid Amphisbaenian (Reptilia) from the Early Oligocene of Wyoming. Journal of Paleontology, Vol.51, Number 5. Bolet, A. and S.E. Evans (2013). Lizards and amphisbaenians (Reptilia, Squamata) from the Late Eocene of Sossís (Catalonia, Spain). Palaeontologia Electronica, Vol.16, Issue 1. Gilmore, C.W. (1938). Descriptions of New and Little Known Fossil Lizards from North America. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Vol.86, Number 3042. Hembree, D.I. (2007). Phylogenetic Revision of Rhineuridae (Reptilia: Squamata: Amphisbaenia) from the Eocene to Miocene of North America. The University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions, Number 15. Kearney, M. (2003). The Phylogenetic Position of Sineoamphisbaena hexatabularis Reexamined. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 23(2). Kearney, M., J.A. Maisano and T. Rowe (2005). Cranial Anatomy of the Extinct Amphisbaenian Rhineura hatcherii (Squamata, Amphisbaenia) Based on High-Resolution X-Ray Computed Tomography. Journal of Morphology. Longrich, N.R., et al. (2015). Biogeography of worm lizards (Amphisbaena) driven by end-Cretaceous mass extinction. Proc.R.Soc. B, 282. Müller, J., et al. (2011). Eocene lizard from Germany reveals amphisbaenian origins. Nature, 473. Scanferia, C.A., R. Montero and F.L. Agnolin (2006). The First Fossil Record of Amphisbaena heterozonata from the Late Pleistocene of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. South American Journal of Herpetology, 1(2). Vidal, N., et al. (2007). Origin of tropical American burrowing reptiles by transatlantic rafting. Biol.Lett., published on-line. Wu, X.-C., D.B. Brinkman and A.P. Russell (1996). Sineoamphisbaena hexatabularis, an amphisbaenian (Diapsida: Squamata) from the Upper Cretaceous redbeds at Bayan Mandahu (Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China), and comments on the phylogenetic relationships of the Amphisbaenia. Can.J.Earth Sci., 33. Suborder Lacertilia - Lizards Lizards - Africa/Middle East Apesteguia, S., et al. (2016). The first iguanian lizard from the Mesozoic of Africa. R.Soc. open sci., 3. Arnold, E.N., et al. (2002). The oldest reptile in amber: a 120 million year old lizard from Lebanon. J.Zool.Lond., 258. Lizards - Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands Averianov, A.O. and I.G. Danilov (1997). A Varanid Lizard (Squamata: Varanidae) from the Early Eocene of Kirghizia. Russian Journal of Herpetology, Vol.4, Number 2. Averianov, A.O. and I.G. Danilov (1996). Agamid lizards (Reptilia, Sauria, Agamidae) from the Early Eocene of Kyrgysztan. N.Jb.Geol.Palaont.Mh., 12. Bever, G.S., C.J. Bell and J.A. Maisano (2005). The Ossified Braincase and Cephalic Osteoderms of Shinisaurus crocodilurus (Squamata, Shinisauridae). Palaeontologia Electronica, Vol.8, Issue 1. Borsuk-Bialynicka, M. (1990). Gobekko cretacicus gen. et sp.n., A New Gekkonid Lizard from the Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 35(1-2). Borsuk-Bialynicka, M. (1988). Globaura venusta gen. et sp.n. and Eoxanta lacertifrons gen. et sp.n. - Non-Teiid Lacertoids from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 33(3). Borsuk-Bialynicka, M. (1985). Carolinidae, a New Family of Xenosaurid-Like Lizards from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 30(3-4). Borsuk-Bialynicka, M. and V.R. Alifanov (1991). First Asiatic 'iguanid' lizards in the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 36(3). Borsuk-Bialynicka, M. and S.M. Moody (1984). Priscagaminae, a New Subfamily of the Agamidae (Sauria) from the Late Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 29(1-2). Chow, M. (1957). Remarks on Placosaurus (or Glyptosaurus) of China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 1(2). Conrad, J.L. and M.A. Norell (2007). A Complete Late Cretaceous Iguanian (Squamata, Reptilia) from the Gobi and Identification of a New Iguanian Clade. American Museum Novitates, Number 3584. Conrad, J.L., et al. (2011). Osteology of Gobiderma pulchrum (Monstersauria, Lepidosauria, Reptilia). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Number 362. (37 MB download) ######, L.-P., S.E. Evans and Y. Wang (2016). Taxonomic revision of lizards from the Paleocene deposits of the Qianshan Basin, Anhui, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 54(3). Evans, S.E. and R. Matsumoto (2015). An assemblage of lizards from the Early Cretaceous of Japan. Palaeontologia Electronica, 13.2.36A. Evans, S.E. and Y. Wang (2009). A Long-Limbed Lizard from the Upper Jurassic/Lower Cretaceous of Daohugou, Ningcheng, Nei Mongol, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 47(1). Evans, S.E. and Y. Wang (2007). A juvenile lizard specimen with well-preserved skin impressions from the Upper Jurassic/Lower Cretaceous of Daohugou, Inner Mongolia, China. Naturwissenschaften, 94. Evans, S.E. and Y. Wang (2005). The Early Cretaceous lizard Dalinghosaurus from China. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 50(4). Evans, S.E., G.V.R. Prasad and B.K. Manhas (2002). Fossil Lizards from the Jurassic Kota Formation of India. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 22(2). Head, J.J., et al. (2013). Giant lizards occupied herbivorous mammalian ecospace during the Paleogene greenhouse in Southeast Asia. Proc.R.Soc. B, 280. Joshi, M. and B.S. Kotlia (2010). First Report of the Late Pleistocene Fossil Lizards from Narmada Basin, Central India. e-Journal Earth Science India, Vol.3(1). Li, Y.-X. and X.-X. Xue (2002). The First Appearance of Tinosaurus Fossil in the Quaternary. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 40(1). Li, Y.-X., X.X. Xue and H.J. Liu (2004). Fossil Lizards of Qinling Mountains. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 42(2). Mo, J.-y., X. Xu and S.E. Evans (2012). A large predatory lizard (Platynota, Squamata) from the Late Cretaceous of South China. Journal of Systematic Paleontology, 10:2. Norell, M.A. and G. Keqin (1997). Braincase and Phylogenetic Relationships of Estesia mongoliensis from the Late Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert and the Recognition of a New Clade of Lizards. American Museum Novitates, Number 3211. Norell, M.A., K-Q Gao and J. Conrad (2007). A New Platynotan Lizard (Diapsida: Squamata) from the Late Cretaceous Gobi Desert (Omnogov), Mongolia. American Museum Novitates, Number 3605. Norell, M.A., M.C. McKenna and M.J. Novacek (1992). Estesia mongoliensis, a New Fossil Varanoid from the Late Cretaceous Barun Goyot Formation of Mongolia. American Museum Novitates, Number 3045. Prasad, G.V.R. and S. Bajpai (2008). Agamid Lizards from the Early Eocene of Western India: Oldest Cenozoic Lizards from South Asia. Palaeontologia Electronica, Vol.11, Issue 1. Pregill, G.K. (1993). Fossil Lizards from the Late Quaternary of 'Eua, Tonga. Pacific Science, Vol.47, Number 2. Rana, R.S., et al. (2013). High diversity of acrodontan lizards in the Early Eocene Vastan Lignite Mine of India. Geologica Belgica, 16/4. Smith, K.T., et al. (2011). Acrodont Iguanians (Squamata) from the Middle Eocene of the Huadian Basin of Jilin Province, China, with a Critique of the Taxon "Tinosaurus". Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 49(1). 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