Definition of Ichthyosauria

1. Noun. Extinct marine reptiles: ichthyosaurs.

Exact synonyms: Order Ichthyosauria
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Archosauria, Subclass Archosauria
Member holonyms: Ichthyosaur, Family Ichthyosauridae, Ichthyosauridae



Definition of Ichthyosauria

1. n. pl. An extinct order of marine reptiles, including Ichthyosaurus and allied forms; -- called also Ichthyopterygia. They have not been found later than the Cretaceous period.

Medical Definition of Ichthyosauria

1. An extinct order of marine reptiles, including Ichthyosaurus and allied forms; called also Ichthyopterygia. They have not been found later than the Cretaceous period. Origin: NL. See Ichthyosaurus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ichthyosauria

ichthyophagists
ichthyophagous
ichthyophagy
ichthyophobia
ichthyophthalmite
ichthyophthira
ichthyophthiriasis
ichthyopsida
ichthyopterygia
ichthyopterygium
ichthyornis
ichthyosarcotoxin
ichthyosarcotoxism
ichthyosaur
ichthyosauri
ichthyosauria (current term)
ichthyosaurian
ichthyosaurians
ichthyosaurs
ichthyosaurus
ichthyoses
ichthyosiform
ichthyosiform erythroderma
ichthyosis
ichthyosis congenita neonatorum
ichthyosis foetalis
ichthyosis intrauterina

Literary usage of Ichthyosauria

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Memoirs of the University of California by University of California, Berkeley (1908)
"The all important feature which distinguishes the ichthyosauria as an order is their aquatic adaptation. Entering as they have into a realm very different ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"Further Observations on the Shoulder Girdle and Clavi- c\ilar Arch in the ichthyosauria and Sauropterygia." By HG SEELEY, FRS Received May 25, 1893. ..."

3. On the Genesis of Species by St. George Jackson Mivart (1871)
"No Evidence of Past Existence of Minutely- intermediate Forms when such might be expected a priori.—Bats, Pterodactyls, Dinosauria, and Birds.—ichthyosauria ..."

4. The History of Creation, Or, the Development of the Earth and Its by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, Edwin Ray Lankester (1892)
"Sea-dragons (Plesiosauria and ichthyosauria). — Lizards, Serpents, and Crocodiles. — Tortoises (Chelonia). — Flying Dragons (Pterosauria). ..."

5. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"... the flippers of whales; quadrate immovable; jaws long, with numerous teeth in sockets. Order III. ichthyosauria. Resembled the Plesiosaurs ..."

6. Water Reptiles of the Past and Present by Samuel Wendell Williston (1914)
"Nevertheless we have yet very much more to learn about the order ichthyosauria as a whole—whence they came and how they FIG. 52. ..."

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