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  1. ichthyosaurusnoun

    ichthyosaurs of the Jurassic


  1. ichthyosaurusnoun

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


  1. ichthyosaurus

    Ichthyosaurus is a genus of extinct marine reptiles from the Mesozoic era, specifically the ichthyosaur order, characterized by a fish-like body structure with large eyes and a long snout filled with conical teeth. They are not dinosaurs but lived contemporaneously with them, and they are believed to have been powerful swimmers and effective predators. The name 'Ichthyosaurus' derives from Greek words meaning 'fish lizard'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ichthyosaurusnoun

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


  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.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ichthyosaurus in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ichthyosaurus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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