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Ichthyo-
saurus

 

Ichthyosaurus Facts

Name Means
"Fish lizard "
Type
Marine reptiles (not dinosaurs)
Lived When
Early Jurassic (206-180 million years ago)
Length
6.5 feet
Weight
200 pounds
Weapons
Strong jaws, sharp teeth
Diet
Fish, octopus, other marine animals
Habitat
Ocean, near surface; fossils found near England; Germany; Greenland and Alberta, Canada

Interesting
Ichthyosaurus
Facts

They gave birth in the water to live young (they did not lay eggs). Scientists know this because they found fossils with the babies still inside the mother!

 


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Quetzacoatlus Saltopus Pterodactyl
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Trilobite Troodon Triceratops
Utahraptor Velociraptor Yangchuanosaurus

 

 


Its named is pronounced "IK-thee-oh-SAWR-us"
Ichthyosaurus was a great swimmer,
and looked a lot like a dolphin

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Q: How many eggs did Ichthyosaurus lay at a time?

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Find more Ichthyosaurus facts at:

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/dinos/Ichthyosaur.shtml

and

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs
/dinotemplates/Ichthyosauruscolor.shtml

 

 

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