• Ichthyosaurus Carnegie Dinosaur

    Safari Ltd

  • $55.00

  • Description

    Ichthyosaurus is not a fish, dolphin, or dinosaur, but rather an ichthyosaur - an extinct type of aquatic reptile. Its outward resemblance to fishes and dolphins is due to convergent evolution, the process by which unrelated species develop similar features in response to living comparable lifestyles. Ichthyosaurs appeared at the beginning of the Mesozoic Era, or Age of Dinosaurs, about 245 million years ago, and survived nearly to its end. Extraordinary fossils reveal that they gave birth to live young rather than laying eggs like most other reptiles. Ichthyosaurus is among the best-known ichthyosaurs. It preyed primarily on fishes and squid-like invertebrates.

    For over 25 years, Safari Ltd. has been proud to provide this premier line of scale model, dinosaur collectibles. These award winning dinosaur replicas are authenticated by the paleontologists of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, who houses the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world. Each Carnegie dinosaur can have up to 25 steps of hand painting to ensure the highest quality in the world marketplace.

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