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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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Many historic ichthyosaur specimens in museums lack any geographic or geological details and are therefore undated," paleontologist Nigel Larkin, from the University of Cambridge, said in the statement.
Ichthyosaurs evolved from a group of land reptiles that returned to the sea, just as modern dolphins and whales evolved from mammalian land ancestors.
Ms Howells said other ichthyosaur skulls and paddles have been found in Wales previously but never a fully articulated specimen, although other complete remains have been discovered in Dorset and elsewhere.
The 248-million-year old fossil of an ichthyosaur suggests that live-bearing evolved on land and not in the sea," Dr.
Second, the ichthyosaur scene underscores the limits of human ingenuity as a means of adaptation.
He expects that arrangement of bones to prove crucial to ichthyosaur feeding, as it's located at the place where the jaw forms a joint with the cranium, he added.
William Conybeare, whose parish for some years was nearby Axminster and who predicted and described the plesiosaurs; the collector of splendidly complete (if sometimes dubious) plesiosaur and ichthyosaur skeletons Thomas Hawkins; and Darwin's eventual adversary the anatomist Richard Owen, instrumental in the foundation of the Natural History Museum in London.
But I know there is more--a rare ichthyosaur Or two genuine Sioux tomahawks.
Dinosaur aficionados plunked down nearly a million dollars Sunday for hundreds of prehistoric fossils, including one bid of $46,000 for a baby ichthyosaur, a sea reptile that lived 190 million years ago.
Unwin is frank about the large proportion of invention in his account of Matthew Pearce and the effects on his life of the loss of religious faith that stemmed from his sight of an ichthyosaur fossil and was later confirmed by the death of his young son.
It occasionally offers up seashells, mammoth tusks, and a few fossilized bones of the giant ichthyosaur.