Palaeontologist into crocodiles, dinosaurs & mass extinctions. Author of Excavate Dinosaurs! Will science for beer. Writes for @PLOSpaleo & @EuroGeosciences, and freelances for whoever will take me! Passionate about open science, and Communications Director for ScienceOpen.
Ichthyosaurs, meaning ‘fish lizards’, are a bizarre group of ancient marine reptiles that went extinct around 90 million years ago. They looked suspiciously similar to dolphins, but are only very, very distantly related to the