capitalized : the type genus of Ichthyosauridae comprising highly variable Jurassic ichthyosaurs and originally including most of the later ichthyosaurs most of which are now placed in other genera
plural -es : any reptile of the genus Ichthyosaurus

Word History


New Latin, from ichthy- + -saurus

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“Ichthyosaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ichthyosaurus. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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