Montag, 28. September 2009

Reptile from the Petrified Forest of Chemnitz

In Early Permian volcaniclastic deposits of Chemnitz (Saxony, Germany) the partial skeleton of 30-cm-long basal reptile including a complete autopodium, further parts of the limbs, the vertebral column, thorax, and a fragmentary skull have been discovered last week by excavators from the Natural History Museum of Chemnitz.

This is the first tetrapod fossil from these deposits which are otherwise famous for their in situ silified tree stems ("Petrified Forest of Chemnitz").

1 Kommentar:

scott davidson hat gesagt…

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475.
The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.