What is another word for ichthyosauria?

3 synonyms found


[ ˌɪkθɪəsˈɔːɹi͡ə], [ ˌɪkθɪəsˈɔːɹi‍ə], [ ˌɪ_k_θ_ɪ__ə_s_ˈɔː_ɹ_iə]

Ichthyosauria is a group of extinct marine reptiles that lived during the Mesozoic Era. As they were first discovered in the early 19th century, there have been numerous synonyms coined over the years. Some of these synonyms include "fish-lizards", "sea dragons", "ichthyosaurs" and "fish saurians". These names reflect the aquatic lifestyle of ichthyosauria as well as their reptilian characteristics. Other synonyms were derived from the shape of their vertebral column, such as "ichthyospondylus" and "holospondylus". Despite the numerous synonyms, ichthyosauria remains a widely recognized name and holds a crucial role in the study of marine reptiles and their evolution.

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How to use "Ichthyosauria" in context?

Ichthyosaurs were a group of marine reptiles that first appeared in the Late Triassic. Ichthyosaurs ranged in size from the 4.5 meter sail-backed ichthyosaur Eustreptospondylus to the 20 meter long ichthyosaur Plesiosaurus. Ichthyosaurs and other marine reptiles were the dominant carnivores of their time, feeding on fish, squid and other marine creatures. Ichthyosaurs had a long neck, blade-like teeth and an armored sail on their back, making them some of the most successful large predators of their era.

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