|Lifespan||40 - 79|
|Medical Dart Resistance||158|
|Comfort||50% , 70% , 90%|
|Open Space (m2)||7150||100%|
Unlocked by retrieving the fossil from one of the following dig sites:
|Dig Sites||Fossil Size||Fossil Quantity||Locations||Requirements (Logistics)||Duration||Cost||Scientists (Max)|
|Jurassic Coast B||1||2||Europe | UK | South Coast||10||07:00||$1,120,000||3|
|Eggs||4 - 8|
Genome Trait Chances
|Genetic Mods (Max)||6|
|Foot And Mouth|
Ichthyosaurus is a small marine reptile, measuring around 2m in length – far smaller than other genera of ichthyosaurs, which can grow up to 25m. Its paddle-like limbs and streamlined body allow it to move at great speed through water, catching its prey in its long, thin snout. Ichthyosaurus is a piscivore, with a diet consisting mostly of fish and squid.
Celebrated English paleontologist and fossil collector Mary Anning discovered Ichthyosaurus in 1811 along with her brother Joseph, when they uncovered a skeleton while digging for fossils in Lyme Regis, on the south coast of England. The remains were initially thought to be those of a crocodile – almost 200 years later, at the beginning of the 21st Century, advances in knowledge allowed Anning’s find to be classified as a new genus.
Ichthyosaurus lived during the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic periods, around 120-220 million years ago. This genus lived in the ocean and did not venture onto land, swimming the seas of Europe and Asia – it even gave birth in water.