ichthyosaur


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ich·thy·o·saur

 (ĭk′thē-ə-sôr′)
n.
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.]

ichthyosaur

(ˈɪkθɪəˌsɔː) or

ichthyosaurus

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

ich•thy•o•saur

(ˈɪk θi əˌsɔr)

n.
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.

ich·thy·o·saur

(ĭk′thē-ə-sôr′)
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.
One remarkable fossil meets another, as Sir Dave learns more about the 200 million year old ichthyosaur that has been discovered off the south coast.
On BBC1 at 8pm tonight, the TV legend brings to life a 200million-year-old fossil of an ichthyosaur, found in Dorset, in Attenborough And The Sea Dragon.
On BBC1 tonight he brings to life a 200-million-year-old fossil of an ichthyosaur, found in Dorset, in David Attenborough and the Sea Dragon.
A BB During the age of the dinosaurs ichthyosaur was one of the top ocean predators.
OnBBC1at 8pm tomorrow night he brings to life the 200-million-year-old fossil of an ichthyosaur, found in Dorset, in David Attenborough and the Sea Dragon.
It is amazing to think we know what a creature that is nearly 200 million years old ate for its last meal," paleontologist and ichthyosaur expert Dean Lomax said in the statement.
5 metre (11ft) pregnant ichthyosaur lived at the time of the earliest dinosaurs during the early Jurassic period.
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The Jurassic marine reptile known as ichthyosaur was a fierce predator and prowled the oceans 170 million years ago.
Ms Meehitiya said: "It has been a delight to see the ichthyosaur develop, from just a skull that was too fragile to be displayed to a beautifully conserved and completed skeleton that is the centrepiece of a new permanent gallery.
Find out about the creatures who shared the planet with the ichthyosaur nearly 200 million years ago in the new Marine Worlds Gallery.