Ichthyosaurus was discovered by the paleontologist Mary Anning in the 1800s. Many complete or nearly complete remains have allowed scientists to have a good idea of how this reptile looked in life. Ichthyosaurus was roughly dolphin-shaped, with a single dorsal fin and a long, narrow “beak” full of teeth. It had a vertically oriented tail like a fish, and its legs had evolved into fins to help propel it through the water. It had enormous eyes, indicating that it probably hunted its prey by sight.
7.5" L x 2.44" H (19.09 L x 6.2 H cm)