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Any of various extinct marine reptiles of the group Ichthyosauria or Ichthyopterygia of the Mesozoic Era, having a long flexible body with fins and an elongated toothed snout.

[From New Latin Ichthyosaurus, type genus of the group : Greek ikhthuo-, ichthyo- + Greek sauros, lizard.]


(ˈɪkθɪəˌsɔː) or


n, pl -saurs, -sauruses or -sauri (-ˈsɔːraɪ)
(Palaeontology) 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


(ˈɪk θi əˌsɔr)

any large fishlike reptile of the extinct order Ichthyosauria, having four flippers and a prominent caudal fin.
[1820–30; < New Latin]
ich`thy•o•sau′ri•an, adj., n.


Any of various extinct sea reptiles of the Mesozoic Era having a long beak, four flippers, a dolphin-like body, and a tail with a large fin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ichthyosaur - any of several marine reptiles of the Mesozoic having a body like a porpoise with dorsal and tail fins and paddle-shaped limbsichthyosaur - any of several marine reptiles of the Mesozoic having a body like a porpoise with dorsal and tail fins and paddle-shaped limbs
archosaur, archosaurian, archosaurian reptile - extinct reptiles including: dinosaurs; plesiosaurs; pterosaurs; ichthyosaurs; thecodonts
Ichthyosauria, order Ichthyosauria - extinct marine reptiles: ichthyosaurs
ichthyosaurus - ichthyosaurs of the Jurassic
stenopterygius, Stenopterygius quadrisicissus - an ichthyosaur of the genus Stenopterygius
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Dian told me they were tandorazes, or tandors of the sea, and that the other, and more fearsome reptiles, which occasionally rose from the deep to do battle with them, were azdyryths, or sea-dyryths--Perry called them Ichthyosaurs.
How about the ancient ichthyosaur or the plesiosaur?
An ichthyosaur was no less an ordered system than a modern crocodile.
Chapter Two is about the scientist and tools they used to study the belemnites eaten by the giant ichthyosaur.
William Conybeare, whose parish for some years was nearby Axminster and who predicted and described the plesiosaurs; the collector of splendidly complete (if sometimes dubious) plesiosaur and ichthyosaur skeletons Thomas Hawkins; and Darwin's eventual adversary the anatomist Richard Owen, instrumental in the foundation of the Natural History Museum in London.
But I know there is more--a rare ichthyosaur Or two genuine Sioux tomahawks.
Tony, 36, found the skull of a 40ft long ichthyosaur after the landslide at Charmouth, Dorset.
Dinosaur aficionados plunked down nearly a million dollars Sunday for hundreds of prehistoric fossils, including one bid of $46,000 for a baby ichthyosaur, a sea reptile that lived 190 million years ago.
Who'd have imagined, too, that the entire nation would be talking about the Ichthyosaur, the Brachiosaurus and the Anurognathus as if they were household names.
It occasionally offers up seashells, mammoth tusks, and a few fossilized bones of the giant ichthyosaur.
Famed fossil hunter Mary Anning discovered the world's first complete plesiosaur along this coast in 1823, a dozen years after her family uncovered the first ichthyosaur.