FANDOM


Shastasauridae
Fossil range: Triassic
Shastasaurus2DB
Shastasaurus altispinus
Scientific classification

Superorder:

Ichthyopterygia

Order:

Ichthyosauria

Infraorder:

Shastasauria

Family:

Shastasauridae

Genera:

Shastasaurs were an early group of ichthyosaurs, living 230-210 million years ago, in the Triassic period. They had big heads with a long snout. They had reduced or no dorsal fins. Shastasaurs were the largest of all ichthyosaurs.

One species of the Western American shastasaurid, Shonisaurus, grew to 23m long. Shastasaurs ate fish and other small aquatic animals, like ammonites. This group included the genera Shonisaurus, and Shastasaurus.

External linksEdit

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.