Hyphalosaurus fossils from Liaoning, China

Hyphalosaurus fossils from the Yixian formation of Liaoning province, China.

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Hyphalosaurus fossils from Liaoning, China

Our very limited selection of Hyphalosaurus fossils from the Yixian Formation of Liaoning province, China.

These are not something we often carry stock in, only really when bought as part of a collection. Hyphalosaurus are now illegal to export from China except under certain conditions, so they are becoming rather difficult to get quality specimens of. It is likely we will see more fakes in future, similar to the Keichosaurus plates coming out of China.

The matrix stone from the Yixian formation is typically extremely fragile, so it is common for specimens to be repaired or to have a backing of another stronger material glued to the rear.

Our current stock includes:

#1 - 107x98x9MM approximately. A largely complete Hyphalosaurus fossil on matrix.

A piece of the matrix has broken off, measuring 89x38x8MM - next to the head of the Hyphalosaurus. However,  this matrix piece is not really integral to the piece so I have not repaired it.

The fossil itself has a fair few repairs which can hopefully be seen in the closeup photographs provided. However, it is an excellent specimen and not missing any large pieces.

The matrix is very fragile, and has been repaired numerous times, may have been stabilised and/or treated in some other way.

This piece was purchased by its original owner prior to the 2005 fossil export ban from China.

Frequently asked questions and delivery information

How do we grade stones?

There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.


How does our ordering and delivery process work?

You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.

I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.


How do international orders work?

After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.


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