Probably The Best Ever!!

We are planning to bring to RHS Wisley, 2nd – 6th May 2024, this fabulous, framed pair of Hyphalosaurus. The external frame dimensions are approximately 105cm wide by 85cm high. If you are interested in purchasing this museum quality pair please contact us for additional information, price and availability, prior to the show, at:

howardmachin@ancientwonders.co.uk
or by phone 01572 812582.

Hyphalosaurus lingyuanensis or Sinohydrosaurus

Lingyuan, Liaoning Province, China

Cretaceous Period 125 Million Years Old.

The reptile Hyphalosaurus/ Sinohydrosaurus was discovered in 1999 by two independent teams of Palaeontologists working in Beijing, thus explaining the two names. This fossil was found in the Yixian Formation, the same shale formation as the recently discovered ‘link’ between reptiles and birds.

Complete and well defined fossil remains are extremely rare, especially large, mature examples such as these specimens. When fully grown the Hyphalosaurus measures approximately 20 – 30 inches. This is one of only two pairs known to be in private hands.

This pair was purchased by Ancient Wonders in Mid 2003 from an American company, owned by Lowell Carhart, based in Japan and the US, called ‘Eons Ago’. They were the only company to have a genuine license to bring fossils out of Liaoning Province and they supplied individuals and museums around the world. They supplied a number of items, including two individual Hyphalosaurus, to the British Natural History Museum for their ‘Dino bird’ exhibition in 2003. Ancient Wonders verified this by visiting the Natural History Museum during the ‘Dino bird’ exhibition and checking with staff.

In late 2003 ‘Eons Ago’ put up for sale five pairs of Hyphalosaurus. Ancient Wonders purchased the best two pairs, the other pairs reportedly being sold to museums in the United States. The export of fossils from Liaoning province was stopped at the end of 2003 and no new examples have come to market since that date.

Ancient Wonders guarantees that this pair of Hyphalosaurus are genuine and as described. The preparation of the specimens is exactly the same as the specimens held by the British Natural History Museum.