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Re: Liaoning beasts



>Hi dear dino-listers,
>
>What's this?
>http://www.rockspage.com/fossils/photos/DSCN0990.jpg
>http://www.rockspage.com/fossils/photos/DSCN1004.jpg
>http://www.rockspage.com/fossils/photos/DSCN0991.jpg
>http://www.rockspage.com/fossils/photos/DSCN0998.jpg
>http://www.rockspage.com/fossils/photos/DSCN0999.jpg
>http://www.rockspage.com/geophotos/liaoning007.jpg
>
>It's told on the website it's from Liaoning.

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It "appears" to be a _Keichousaurus_, an early nothosaur relative/offshoot. 
But, since _Keichousaurus_ is a Triassic critter and this is Liaoning, I'm 
betting it's _Hyphalosaurus_, which was a _Keichousaurus_ look-alike from the 
early Cretaceous of China. 

Jura


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