Safari Ltd.Ichthyosaurus Prehistoric Marine Reptile Figure

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  • Sea Dweller: The Ichthyosaurus figure presents an accurate depiction of an extinct marine reptile, perfect for teaching kids about prehistoric marine life.
  • Marine Mastery: The Ichthyosaurus figure boasts detailed craftsmanship and hand-painted finishes, providing a lifelike depiction of this ancient marine creature.
  • Marine Measurements: The Ichthyosaurus figure measures 7.5" x 2.6" x 2.4", offering a lifelike representation of a prehistoric marine reptile.
  • Ages 3 and up
  • Though it was quite dolphin-like in appearance, the Ichthyosaurus is actually a marine reptile, living in the Late Triassic to Early Jurassic Period. These sleek creatures grew up to 11 feet long, and gave birth to live young. History: Ichthyosaurus was discovered by the paleontologist Mary Anning in the 1800s. Many complete or nearly complete remains have allowed scientists to have a good idea of how this reptile looked in life. Ichthyosaurus resembled a modern-day dolphin, despite being a reptile and not a mammal. This is an example of convergent evolution. Scientific Name: Ichthyosaurus (Fish Lizard) Characteristics: This Icthyosaurus toy figure may look like a dolphin, but it was actually a reptile! This figure features the characteristic long snow, large eyes, wide flippers, and shark-like tail of these unique marine prehistoric reptiles.