Where was it found?
Diet and foraging method
Ichthyosaurus had a streamlined body shape for swimming efficiently to hunt prey. It also had solid ear bones which could probably transfer vibrations to the inner ear, and huge, sensitive eyes which made it good at hunting by sight.
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Ichthyosaurus communis is extinct and lived in the Jurassic period, approximately 200 to 183 million years ago.
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