Hovasaurus is an extinct genus of
diapsid reptile belonging to the Order Eosuchia. It lived in what is now
Madagascar during the Late Permian.
Hovasaurus resembled a slender lizard, and was around 50 centimetres (20 in) long, of which two thirds was taken up by its long tail. It was well
adapted to an aquatic life, with the tail being laterally flattened like that of a sea snake. Some stones have been found in the abdomen of fossil
Hovasaurus, indicating the creatures swallowed these for ballast, preventing them from floating to the surface when hunting fish.
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Name: Hovasaurus boulei
Geologic Age: Upper Permian
Stratigraphic detail: Unknown
Location: Eliva, Madagascar
Description: This is an EXTREMELY RARE specimen! The nodule that this reptile was found in measures 6 1/8" long. There are some great details present as well as a partial skull! How often do you see Permian Reptiles available for sale???
Hovasaurus 1 - Price: $1200.00