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Ichthyosaur Features


a mirror of some the content of Ryosuke Degus's excellent webpage on Ichthyosaurs
     in memory of Australia's Ichthyosaur hunter Mary Wade 1928-2005


2. THREE STRANGE FEATURES
Fish-shaped ichthyosaurs had many unique features. I am pointing out four of them in the figure below, three of which are quite strange. These are:
Limb skeletons that look like corncobs
Gigantic eye bones
Vertebrae resembling ashtrays or hockey pucks




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