New Species of Ichthyosaur from Southwestern Germany

An 182-million-year old aquatic reptile fossil provides insight into diversity of Jurassic ichthyosaurs Ichthyosaurs (‘fish lizards’) were a group of tuna-shaped reptiles that inhabited Earth’s seas during the Mesozoic Era. Like today’s dolphins, ichthyosaurs had profound adaptions to aquatic environments including limbs transformed into flippers, a dorsal fin, and a tail fin. Scientists have recognized […]