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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Attenborough and the SEA DRAGON Tonight, BBC1, 8pm NATURALIST Sir David Attenborough joins a team of scientists examining the 200 million-year-old fossilised remains of an icthyosaur, a vast sea creature discovered on Dorset's Jurassic Coast.
Attenborough and the SEA DRAGON Tomorrow, BBC1, 8pm THE naturalist joins a team of scientists examining the 200 million-year-old fossilised remains of an icthyosaur, a vast sea creature which was discovered on Dorset's Jurassic Coast.
Attenborough and the SEA DRAGON Tomorrow, BBC1, 8pm THE naturalist joins a team of scientists examining the 200myear-old fossilised remains of an icthyosaur, a vast sea creature which was discovered on Dorset's Jurassic Coast.