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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.
Join Dean Lomax, palaeontologist and world expert on early Jurassic Ichthyosaurs, to find out more about life in the Jurassic seas.
Between them, they've created an exhibition which will include more than 20 animatronic dinosaur models (including two Ichthyosaurs, two Tylosaurs , a Purussaurus and a Plesiosaurus ), as well as various stuff that isn't quite what we think of as dinosaurun (a few ammonites, a handful of baculites, and a couple of white sharks) but was nevertheless around at the time.
"Ichthyosaurs of this age (Early Jurassic) are usually 'pancaked',' meaning that they are squished so that the original structure of the skull is either not preserved or is distorted or damaged.
Ichthyosaurs of this age (Early Jurassic) are usually 'pancaked', meaning that they are squished so that the original structure of the skull is either not preserved or is distorted or damaged.
Through their wild escapades at the dinosaur zoo--swimming with Ichthyosaurs, dodging hungry T-Rex's, riding on woolly mammoths, fishing for their lunch, cooking meat on the campfire--the children discover their hidden talents.
"Ichthyosaurs are interesting because they have many traits in common
Ichthyosaurs ruled the oceans during the age of the dinosaurs, but died out 90 million years ago.
Dolphin-like ichthyosaurs dominated the seas during the early Jurassic period and they never moved toward&nbsp;terrestrial regions, not even for breeding.
The exhibition displays exciting remains of giant prehistoric reptiles, with ichthyosaurs, giant plesiosaurs, and mosasaurs.
Palaeontologist Steve Brusatte, from the university's school of geosciences, said: "Ichthyosaurs like the Storr Lochs monster ruled the waves while dinosaurs thundered across the land."