|Named By:||Camp in 1976|
|Time Period:||Late Triassic, 221.5-212.0 Ma|
|Location:||USA, Nevada - Luning Formation|
|Size:||15 meters long|
|Diet:||Piscivore/carnivore, thought to specialise in soft bodied cephalopods|
|Fossil(s):||Many known individuals, Shonisaurus is one of the better known ichthyosaurs|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Ichthyosauria | Shonisauridae ||
Shonisaurus is a genus of ichthyosaur. At least 37 incomplete fossil specimens of the marine reptile have been found in the Luning Formation of Nevada, USA. This formation dates to the late Carnian age of the late Triassic period, about 215 million years ago.