What is another word for ichthyosaur?

36 synonyms found


[ ˈɪkθɪˌɒsɔː], [ ˈɪkθɪˌɒsɔː], [ ˈɪ_k_θ_ɪ__ˌɒ_s_ɔː]

An ichthyosaur is a marine reptile that lived during the Mesozoic Era, and its name comes from the Greek words "ichthys" meaning fish, and "sauros" meaning lizard. However, there are other terms used to describe these creatures such as "fish-lizard" or "sea dragon." Some scientists also refer to them as "ichthyopterygians," which is a broader term that includes ichthyosaurs and their close relatives. Another synonym for ichthyosaur is "ichthyosaurus," which was the original genus name given when these animals were first described in the early 19th century. Whatever you call them, ichthyosaurs were impressive predators that dominated the oceans for millions of years.

How to use "Ichthyosaur" in context?

The ichthyosaur is a reptile that lived in the Triassic period, 250 to 145 million years ago. Ichthyosaurs have the distinction of being the only vertebrates to have built-in scales. Ichthyosaurs had a four-chambered heart and a long, serpentine body. Ichthyosaurs were the tallest creatures of their time, reaching up to 12 feet in length and 2.5 meters in height. Ichthyosaurs had strong jaws and teeth and were proficient predators. Ichthyosaurs became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period, about 65 million years ago.

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