12" Ichthyosaurus Fossil Bone Cluster Stenopteryguis Sp Holzmaden Germany Stand
Location: Holzmaden Nr Stuttgart, Bavaria, Germany
Weight: 2 Pounds 13.3 Ounces
Dimensions: 12 Inches Long, 7.4 Inches Wide, 1.3 Inches Thick. (Slab)
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Lower Jurassic Age 200 Million Years old.
Ichthyosaurs were marine reptiles living 145-200 million years ago, mainly during the Early Jurassic period. It is named 'fish lizard' in Greek. It was discovered in the early 19th century by Mary Anning in England. The name for the marine reptiles group, ichthyosaurs, was first put to use by Charles Konig in 1818. Almost all fossil ichthyosaurs during the 19th century were attributed to the Ichthyosaurus marine reptile, which genus had 50 species by 1900. They were built for speed and paddled with their tails, fins, and short fingers. They were predators from the Ichthyosauria group of animals that breathed air without gills.
Ichthyosaurus was approximately 6 feet long and weighed around 200 pounds. That made it about as long as an adult human male and made it approximately the same average weight as well. It had a bunch of tiny, razor-like teeth That it used to hunt its primary source of food – which would have been fish. It may have also feasted on many of the squids which lived during this time.