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meaning: "Anchor"
Named By: Wiman in 1929
Time Period: Early Triassic - Mid Triassic, 235 Ma
Location: Canada, China, Greenland and Japan
Size: 1 to 1.5 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Several specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Ichthyopterygia | Grippidia | Grippiidae |

Grippia is a genus of ichthyosaur, an extinct group of reptiles that resembled dolphins. These ichthyosaurs were small; at 1-1.5 m (3.3-4.9 ft) in length. Fossil remains from Svalbard from the specimen SVT 203 were originally assigned to Grippia longirostris but are now thought to have belonged to a non-ichthyopterygian diapsid related to Helveticosaurus.

Read more about Grippia at Wikipedia
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