Ichthyosaurus

(pronounced IK-thee-oh-SAWR-us) Ichthyosaurus was an Ichthyosaur , a dolphin-like reptile about 6.5 feet (2 m) long. It could swim at 25 mph (40 kph). Ichthyosaurs had a tall dorsal fin, a half-moon-shaped tail, paddle-like flippers and smooth skin. The nostrils were near the eyes on the top of the head. It had massive ear bones and large eyes, pro...
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ichthyosaurus

[n] - ichthyosaurs of the Jurassic
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Ichthyosaurus

Ich`thy·o·sau'rus noun ; plural Ichthyosauri . [ New Latin , from Greek 'ichqy`s , -y`os , a fish + say^ros a lizard.] (Paleon.) An extinct genus of marine reptiles; - - so named from their short, biconcave vertebræ, resembling those of f...
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ichthyosaurus

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. 'ichqys, -yos, a fish + say^ros a lizard. ... <paleontology> An extinct genus of marine reptiles; so named from their short, biconcave vertebrae, resembling those of fishes. Several species, varying in length from ten to thirty feet, are known from the Liassic, Oolitic, and Cretaceous formations. ... Source: Websters Dicti...
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ichthyosaurus

noun ichthyosaurs of the Jurassic
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Ichthyosaurus

• (n.) An extinct genus of marine reptiles; -- so named from their short, biconcave vertebrae, resembling those of fishes. Several species, varying in length from ten to thirty feet, are known from the Liassic, Oolitic, and Cretaceous formations.
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Ichthyosaurus

(from the article `ichthyosaur`) Ichthyosaurus, a representative genus from which the larger group takes its name, was about 3 metres (10 feet) long and was probably able to move ...
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Ichthyosaurus

Ichthyosaurus, Ichthyosaurous A `fish reptile” which was a dolphin-like reptile believed to have been in what is now England, Germany, Greenland, and Alberta, Canada during the Early Jurassic to the early Cretaceous periods. It was not a dinosaur but another type of extinct reptile.
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Ichthyosaurus

Ichthyosaurus (derived from Greek ιχθυς/ichthys meaning `fish` and σαυρος/sauros meaning `lizard`) is a genus of ichthyosaurs from the late Triassic and early Jurassic (Rhaetian - Pliensbachian) of Europe (Belgium, England, Switzerland). It is among the best known ichthyosaur genera, with the Order Ichthyosauria being named after it...
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