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Ichthyosauria

[‚ik·thē·ə′sȯr·ē·ə]
(paleontology)
The only order of the reptilian subclass Ichthyopterygia, comprising the extinct predacious fish-lizards; all were adapted to a sea life in having tail flukes, paddles, and dorsal fins.
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To back his claim he talked about another example: an ichthyosaur fossil that was earlier on display at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Museum of Natural History.
Ichthyosaurs, the predecessors of today's reptiles, do not belong to the category of dinosaurs.
Lomax, the lead author and one of the world's leading ichthyosaur experts, explained: "The first time I saw this specimen I was puzzled by its excellent preservation.
Dean, the lead author and one of the world's leading ichthyosaur experts, explains: "The first time I saw this specimen I was puzzled by its excellent preservation.
Ichthyosaurs ruled the oceans during the age of the dinosaurs, but died out 90 million years ago.
Ichthyosaur fossils have been unearthed in the past but discovering embryo remains inside the creature is something extremely rare.
Artist's rendering of an ichthyosaur Credit: AFP Photo / University Of Edinburgh/ Todd Marshall
| A University of Edinburgh-issued artist's impression |of the newly discovered Ichthyosaur from Scotland.
AMATEUR fossil hunter Jonathan Bow has unearthed a seven-foot skeleton of a ichthyosaur carniverous marine reptile on Penarth beach.