ichthyosaur


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ichthyosaur

a large extinct reptile that existed from the TRIASSIC PERIOD to the CRETACEOUS PERIOD. It had paddle-shaped limbs, a head with long toothed jaws, and a fish-like tail.
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The newborn ichthyosaur, Ichthyosaurus communis, lived shortly after the time that the Triassic geological period ended and the Jurassic began.
Scientists said the incomplete embryo was less than seven centimetres long and consisted of preserved vertebrae, a forefin, An ichthyosaur ribs and a few other bones.
Artist's rendering of an ichthyosaur Credit: AFP Photo / University Of Edinburgh/ Todd Marshall
As well as the skeleton, the experts have created a life-sized model of the ichthyosaur to show how it looked when alive - as well as an interactive digital version.
It then carries out low-altitude passes at about 2,000 MSL over Warm Springs Summit and Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park where there are ground-based ozone measurement stations.
Nick and Rob Hanigan had been searching for ichthyosaur remains when they discovered the Dracoraptor The specimen was preserved with the fossilised remains of these sea-urchins.
As for the teeth assigned to pterosaurs, such long needle-like teeth could be ascribed to a marine reptile such as an ichthyosaur or a plesiosaur, or even to a pterosaur or a crocodilian.
A University of Edinburgh-issued artist's impression |of the newly discovered Ichthyosaur from Scotland.
Dearcmhara, a moderate-sized ichthyosaur, swam in warm, shallow seas during the Jurassic Period, eating fish and squid.
AMATEUR fossil hunter Jonathan Bow has unearthed a seven-foot skeleton of a ichthyosaur carniverous marine reptile on Penarth beach.