Macroleter piesicus

Macroleter piesicus  Name: Macroleter piesicus  

Locality: Ural, Russia  

Age: Permian  

Showcase: Historical geology, Permian

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A complete skeleton of a Permian (appr. 240 mill. years old) reptile preserved in a red sandstone. The largest and best preserved reptile faunas of this age are found in the Urals in Russia. The preservation is almost perfect in most of the fossils in this locality. The red colour of the enclosing sediment is due to oxidized iron, and is typical of terrestrial and some fresh-water sandstones.
Publisert 18. mai 2011 16:00