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meaning: "Shoshone lizard - After Shoshone Mountain"
Named By: Camp in 1976
Time Period: Late Triassic, 221.5-212.0 Ma[1]
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.

Read more about Shonisaurus at Wikipedia
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