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.[1]

Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Ichthyosaurus

Video games

Jurassic Park (arcade game)

Ichthyosaurus has a brief appearance in the arcade game Jurassic Park. They do not attack the player, but they can be shot.

Jurassic Park (NES game)

Ichthyosaurus is an enemy in the NES game Jurassic Park.

Jurassic Park III: Park Builder

Ichthyosaurus can be created in the game Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.

Jurassic Park Toy Lines

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.


  1. Jurassic Park Institute, Dino News, Fossil Site In England Declared World Heritage Site.


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