The Largest Reptile that Ever Lived

Ichthyosaurs were famous because they were more adapted to oceanic life than any other reptile. There fossils are numerous showing that they would have been a common sight throughout most of their reign. And discoveries of their fossils date back to the 1700s when they were mistaken for fish, because of their streamlined body, very well developed tail fluke and fossil imprints even show they had a dorsal fin a features not shared by any other marine reptiles. which Is where they get their name, as ichthyosaur literally means fish lizard. So they were probably the closest any marine reptile has ever gotten to being the reptilian analogue for whales. So its quite fitting that some ichthyosaurs eventually reached the size of whales.


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  1. vᚻællKᚱᛁᛗvosᛏ · May 15, 2021

    Reblogged this on Vermont Folk Troth.

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