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Noun1.stenopterygius - an ichthyosaur of the genus Stenopterygiusstenopterygius - an ichthyosaur of the genus Stenopterygius
ichthyosaur - any of several marine reptiles of the Mesozoic having a body like a porpoise with dorsal and tail fins and paddle-shaped limbs
genus Stenopterygius - a reptile genus of Ichthyosauridae
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It has 8000 objects, including a full size plesiosaur, a 2.6m skeleton of Stenopterygius and an almost complete Jurassic turtle shell.
Among these, Stenopterygius is the most common one with over 100 specimens, carrying one to eleven embryos, identified in Germany and surrounding regions.
Using the same sort of equations with which' engineers analyze fluid flow around boats and aircraft, Motani found that species in the ichthyosaur genus Stenopterygius had an optimal cruising speed of about 1 meter per second.