Pronounced (IK-thee-oh-SAWR-us) Ichthyosaurus was, a dolphin-like reptile up to 75 feet long. It could swim at 25 mph (40 kph). Ichthyosaurs had a tall dorsal fin, a half-moon-shaped tail, paddle-like flippers and smooth skin. The nostrils were near the eyes on the top of the head. It had massive ear bones and large eyes, probably giving it acute hearing and sight. These marine reptiles gave birth to live young. Their diet was mostly fish, but also included cephalopods (like belemnites). Hundreds of Ichthyosaurus fossils have been found in England, Germany, Greenland, and Alberta, Canada. They lived during the early Jurassic to the early Cretaceous periods. It was not a dinosaur, but another type of extinct reptile. Ichthyosaurus, which means "fish lizard," was named by Charles Koenig in 1818.
Note that the flesh outline is clearly visible in this stunning direct cast replica.
This specimen is from the Lyme Regis area of the United Kingdom.
This specimen is too large to ship by regular ground services and must ship by freight. The plywood packing create is 87 x 50 x 8 inches and weighs 200 pounds. This requires special handling and shipping charges. The shipping charges may vary based on your location.
78 x 40 x 6 inches
Now Over 1,000 Items!
PrehistoricStore.com offers the largest selection of replica fossils and other fossil-related products anywhere in the world!
Download a Full Catalog (3MB PDF)
OVER 260 PAGES OF REPLICAS AND MORE!