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Thalattosaur - “Ocean Lizard”

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ThalattosaurRick Campbell of Sacramento created this life-size model of a prehistoric marine reptile called a Thalattosaurus. Thalattosaurs lived in shallow seas of the Triassic period 210 million years ago. Fossils of these animals have been recovered from limestone outcrops of Shasta County, California. This model is a spectacular addition to the Museum and it is displayed near the Ichthyosaur wall-mount replica on loan from the California Academy of Science. The ichthyosaur is also a marine reptile of the Triassic so these animals coexisted in the shallow sea that once covered California over 200 million years ago.

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