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Temporal range: Jurassic
An artist's illustration of Dearcmhara shawcrossi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Ichthyosauria
Genus: Dearcmhara
Brusatte et al., 2015
Binomial name
Dearcmhara shawcrossi
Brusatte et al., 2015

Dearcmhara (Scottish Gaelic for "marine lizard") was an ichthyosaur that lived during the Middle Jurassic (170 mya). It is known from fossils discovered on Skye Island in Scotland. Much of the isle was underwater at the time, so it could swim freely in its ocean home. It was found by Brian Shawcross in the 1960s. However, it was only named in 2015. Its diet consisted of fish and ammonites.

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