Ichthyosaurus

Definition of Ichthyosaurus

Ich`thy`o`sau´rus
n.1.(Paleon.) An extinct genus of marine reptiles; - so named from their short, biconcave vertebræ, resembling those of fishes. Several species, varying in length from ten to thirty feet, are known from the Liassic, Oölitic, and Cretaceous formations.

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genus Ichthyosaurus, ichthyosaur
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