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Could you imagine what life on earth would be like if the prehistoric reptiles had still existed Or would we even be in the picture There are many questions one could come up with when coming across the fossilized remains of an extinct species Dinosaurs have always been the reptile of interest among many but check this out the Ichthyosaur half reptile-half fish or so paleontologists have said It would be rather difficult to think of such a living creature since sea turtles are the closest thing one could imagine to be half fish- half reptile But the sea turtle is only a small fraction in body size compared to this enormous creature So what about the Ichthyosaur For one thing the ichthyosaur is one of the most ancient creature we know about It first appeared approximately fifteen to twenty million years before the first dinosaur This is a fact that a lot of people still do not know The ichthyosaur was one of the most predominant marine reptiles of its time and became extinct about 110 million years ago Furthermore this fish lizard became extinct approximately 45 million years before the last dinosaur disappeared There are many theories on the mass extinction of the prehistoric reptiles most of which is centered upon the disappearance of the dinosaur What happened to the ichthyosaur that caused it to become extinct before the last dinosaur disappeared This is the question still floating in the minds of many paleontologists What one can make do with is the evidence of their existence the fossils With the recent and continued findings of ichthyosaur fossils the pieces of the puzzle are slowly put together In this paper we will discuss how these findings had led paleontologists to believe that the ichthyosaur had evolved from reptilian to marine life More importantly the key processes in biology and other fields of science are used in making researching and interpreting these
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