Ichthyosaur

Nevada State Fossil

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Ichthyosaurus fossil

Ichthyosaurus fossil ; photo by Ballista on Wikipedia (use permitted with attribution /share alike).

Ichthyosaur

Nevada designated Ichthyosaur (genus Shonisaurus) as the official state fossil in 1977. Nevada is the only state to possess a complete Ichthyosaur skeleton, which is approximately 55 feet long (found in Berlin, Nevada). Ichthyosaurs is an extinct predatory marine reptile that lived 200 million years ago. 

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Images

Ichthyosaurus fossil; photo by Scott O'Dell on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Ichthyosaurus fossil

Ichthyosaur model; photo by Loz Pycock on Flickr (use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Ichthyosaur model

Videos

Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park