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meaning: "Eye lizard"
Named By: Harry Govier Seeley in 1874
Time Period: Jurassic, 201.6-145.5 Ma[1]
Location: England - Oxford Clay Formation. France. Greenland, Mexico - La Caja Formation. USA, Wyoming - Sundance Formation
Size: Up to 6 meters long
Diet: Piscivore, possibly a specialist in deep water squid
Fossil(s): Lots of specimens of individuals of all ages which make Ophthalmosaurus one of the best known ichthyosaurs
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Ichthyosauria | Ophthalmosauridae | Ophthalmosaurinae |
Also known as: | Apatodontosaurus | Ancanamunia | Baptanodon | Paraophthalmosaurus | Yasykovia |

Ophthalmosaurus (meaning "eye lizard" in Greek) is an ichthyosaur of the almost entire Jurassic period (~201.5 to ~145.5 million years ago), named for its extremely large eyes. It had a graceful 6 m (19.5 ft) long dolphin-shaped body, and its almost toothless jaw was well adapted for catching squid. Major fossil finds of this genus have been recorded in Europe and North America.

Read more about Ophthalmosaurus at Wikipedia
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