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Ichthyosaur skull

Description: The ichthyosaur is one of the best known prehistoric animals. The body of the Ichthyosaur is streamlined and torpedo shaped, with a dorsal fin on the back for stabilization and two pairs of paddles for steering, and a fishlike tail for swimming. Because of the ball and socket joints in the backbone of the Ichthyosaur, it had great flexibility and probably was able to reach great speeds.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: Creative Commons (CC By-SA 3.0);
Subjects: Fossils
Animals, Fossil

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