Ichthyosaurus was the first of the Ichthyosaur family to be discovered. It was large sea-dwelling reptile that lived during the Jurassic Period. Like most Ichthyosaurs it resembled a modern dolphin. It probably gave birth to live young.
In the very early 19th century a young girl named Mary Anning was walking along the southern English coast, nicknamed the Jurassic Coast when she made an incredible discovery. Young Mary had found a nearly complete Ichthyosaurus fossil, the first ever of this genus and the Family that was named after it.
The creature is mostly called Ichthyosaur, but that would be a reference to the Order the creature belongs to. It is most likely that the name is meant to refer to the Ichthyosaur genus.
- Ichthyosaurus has a brief appearance in the arcade game Jurassic Park. They do not attack the player, but they can be shot.
- Ichthyosaurus is an enemy in the NES game Jurassic Park.
- Ichthyosaurus can be created in the game Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.
Jurassic Park Toy LinesEdit
An Ichthyosaurus toy was meant to appear in the Jurassic Park: Junior toy line, and even made it to prototype stage, but was cancelled for unknown reasons.
- ↑ Jurassic Park Institute, Dino News, Fossil Site In England Declared World Heritage Site.