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  1. ichthyosaurus(noun)

    ichthyosaurs of the Jurassic

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  1. ichthyosaurus(Noun)

    Any of various extinct fishlike marine reptiles of the order Ichthyosauria of the Triassic period to the Cretaceous Period.

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  1. Ichthyosaurus(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. 'ichqy`s, -y`os, a fish + say^ros a lizard.]

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  1. Ichthyosaurus

    Ichthyosaurus is a genus of ichthyosaurs from the early Jurassic of Europe. It is among the best known ichthyosaur genera, with the Order Ichthyosauria being named after it. Ichthyosaurus was the first complete fossil to be discovered in the early 19th century by Mary Anning in England.

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  1. Ichthyosaurus

    an extinct marine reptile in the shape of a fish, its limbs paddles, and with a long lizard-like tail.


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