Ichthyosaur



[ik-thee-uh-sawr] /ˈɪk θi əˌsɔr/

noun
1.
any fishlike marine reptile of the extinct order Ichthyosauria, ranging from 4 to 40 feet (1.2 to 12 meters) in length and having a round, tapering body, a large head, four paddlelike flippers, and a vertical caudal fin.
/ˈɪkθɪəˌsɔː/
noun (pl) -saurs, -sauruses, -sauri (-ˈsɔːraɪ)
1.
any extinct marine Mesozoic reptile of the order Ichthyosauria, which had a porpoise-like body with dorsal and tail fins and paddle-like limbs See also plesiosaur
n.

extinct reptile, 1830, Modern Latin, from Greek ikhthys “fish” + sauros “lizard” (see -saurus).
ichthyosaur
(ĭk’thē-ə-sôr’)
Any of various extinct sea reptiles of the genus Ichthyosaurus and related genera, that had a medium-sized to large dolphin-like body with a dorsal fin, four flippers, and a large, crescent-shaped tail. The head had a long beak with sharp teeth, large eyes and earbones, and nostrils near the eyes on top of the skull. Ichthyosaurs were most common and diverse in the Triassic and Jurassic Periods and died out well before the end of the Cretaceous.

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