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.]
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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
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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.
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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.
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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. They resembled a whale with the head of an alligator.
Adjacent to the ichthyosaur was a "debris pile" of scattered bones that were no longer in their proper place in the skeleton.
Natural items on show include a vertebra ichthyosaur, the remains of an extinct marine reptile, some tubular stalactites and a huge Indian elephant skull.
Finally, Elizabeth Nicholls was awarded for her dedicated work to extract a 23-metre ichthyosaur fossil from the wilderness of British Columbia.
Washington, May 15 ( ANI ): An international team of scientists has identified a new species of ichthyosaur (a dolphin-like marine reptile from the age of dinosaurs) from Iraq, which revolutionises our understanding of the evolution and extinction of these ancient marine reptiles.
Russian palaeontologists discovered the fossil of the marine reptile, a type of ichthyosaur, which is believed to have existed nearly 125 million years ago.
? Head over to Lapworth Museum of Geology in Edgbaston at 10am on Wednesday, February 20 to witness the unveiling of its newest family member - an Ichthyosaur!
Lapworth Museum of Geology, Edgbaston Head over to Lapworth Museum of Geology at 10am on Wednesday, February 20, to witness the unveiling of Lapworth's newest family member - an Ichthyosaur!
The prehistoric creature, named the ichthyosaur, roamed the seas almost 200 million years ago.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A nearly meter-long skull of a giant fossil marine ichthyosaur found in a farmer's field more than 60 years ago has been studied for the first time.
monster" - an ichthyosaur - appears to confirm the animal was warm-
Yorkshire's Jurassic World, Yorkshire Musuem, York (until March 2020) TRAVEL back 150 million years to serve a sauropod its supper, inspect an ichthyosaur, and marvel at a megalosaur tooth, in this major exhibition that introduces the dinosaurs and sea monsters that once roamed the North.