Mesosaurus brasiliensis (53 cm if outstretched), Brazil, Permian
Superb large example of this species (Mesosaurus brasiliensis) , the fossil was found in Brazil and dates to the early Permian period (circa 280-290 million years old).
The plate has been professionally repaired across three break lines. Although these lines run through the fossil there is no restoration or fabrication in the bones themselves, the bones are all 100% natural.
The finest details in the skull (including teeth) can be seen.
The matrix is 38 cm x 40 cm x 3 cm
The fossil is 53 cm (21 inches) if outstretched.