Species: Barasaurus besairiei
Age: Lower Triassic
Measurements: 15.5 cm from head’s tip to the base of the tail.
The tail measures 10 cm from base to tip.
24.5 x 20 cm concretion.
Weight: 1699 g
Madagascar is famous for its large reptiles of the genus Claudiosaurus. Most of these are however restored. We present an exceptional Barasaurus besairiei, a somewhat smaller species that is rarely found complete. The specimen is natural, mostly complete, quite large for the species, shows superb preservation, great anatomical detail with the bones still in connection and outstanding phalanxes. Specimens with the head preserved are rare. This one is very attractive with the head, tail, four legs and gastroliths preserved.
The fossil and the matrix have not been restored or even glued, which is very unusual for this locality. For top collections.