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  • noun Plural form of ichthyosaur.

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  • Certain ichthyosaurs carried the two patterns to the extreme, Platypterygius, a cosmopolitan genus from the Cretaceous, had up to 10 digits, the longest of which contained more than 30 phalanges, per forefin.

    Did ichthyosaurs fly? Probably not, no

  • Certain ichthyosaurs carried the two patterns to the extreme, Platypterygius, a cosmopolitan genus from the Cretaceous, had up to 10 digits, the longest of which contained more than 30 phalanges, per forefin.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Part of Riess’ case for flight in ichthyosaurs was based on analogy with two living animals: the Australian lungfish (Neoceratodus) and the Amazon river dolphin (Inia).

    Did ichthyosaurs fly? Probably not, no

  • Part of Riess’ case for flight in ichthyosaurs was based on analogy with two living animals: the Australian lungfish (Neoceratodus) and the Amazon river dolphin (Inia).

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Anning's finds, now known as ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs, are on display at the Natural History Museum in London.

    NYT > Home Page

  • If the idea of ichthyosaurs or pliosaurs scooping up mouthfuls of sediment seems weird, remember that benthic feeding of this sort is not incompatible with the predation on pelagic prey that we're more used to imagining: the animals concerned were apparently generalists, feeding at various levels within the water column [image below shows hypothetical 'ploughing' pliosaur].

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs are not in any sense archosaurs or dinosaurs.

    Darwinopterus, the New Flying Reptile » E-Mail

  • Plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, and other aquatic contemporaries also fail your definition of dinosaur.

    Darwinopterus, the New Flying Reptile

  • Plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, and other aquatic contemporaries also fail your definition of dinosaur.

    Darwinopterus, the New Flying Reptile » E-Mail

  • Plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs are not in any sense archosaurs or dinosaurs.

    Darwinopterus, the New Flying Reptile

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