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  • n. Any member of the Lamnidae.


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  • Certain living marine animals - the speedy, open-water dolphins, lamnid sharks [Great white and relatives] and scombroid fishes [the tuna-mackerel group] - possess the ichthyosaur body shape and surely move in an ichthyosaur-like way.

    Did ichthyosaurs fly? Probably not, no

  • Something that should be more widely known about the Great white (and a few other lamnid sharks) is that it's endothermic.

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  • Stenopterygius) grouped tightly with lamnid sharks - exactly what we would expect if both groups were hydrodynamically adapted for the same style of propulsion.

    Did ichthyosaurs fly? Probably not, no


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