Nevada State Fossil


Ichthyosaurus fossil

Ichthyosaurus fossil ; photo by Ballista on Wikipedia (use permitted with attribution /share alike).

Official State Fossil of Nevada

Nevada designated Ichthyosaur (genus Shonisaurus) as the official state fossil in 1977. All State Fossils

Nevada is the only state to possess a complete Ichthyosaur skeleton, which is approximately 55 feet long (found in Berlin, Nevada). Ichthyosaurs (the name means "fish lizard") is an extinct predatory marine reptile that lived 200 million years ago.



Ichthyosaurus fossil; photo by Scott O'Dell on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Ichthyosaurus fossil

Ichthyosaur model; photo by Loz Pycock on Flickr (use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Ichthyosaur model


Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park