†family Ichthyosauridae Bonaparte 1841 (ichthyosaur)

Reptilia - Ichthyosauria - Ichthyosauridae

Parent taxon: Thunnosauria according to M. W. Maisch 2010

See also Appleby 1967, Bennett et al. 2012, Bonaparte 1850, Carroll 1988, Cope 1871, Cope 1875, d'Orbigny 1849, Fern√°ndez 1997, G√ľnther 1886, Hay 1902, Lomax and Massare 2015, Lomax et al. 2017, Lydekker 1889, McGowan 1974, McGowan and Motani 2003, Merriam 1908 and Storrs et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Baracromia, Malawania, Stenopterygiidae, Stenopterygius

Subtaxa: Ichthyosaurus Protoichthyosaurus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Germany (1 collection), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (2)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of United States (2: California)

• Jurassic of Belgium (2), Canada (2: Alberta, British Columbia), Chile (6), France (9), Germany (1), Greenland (1), Mexico (1), Switzerland (2), the United Kingdom (25)

• Triassic to Jurassic of the United Kingdom (5)

• Triassic of Belgium (2), France (4), Germany (2), the United Kingdom (3), United States (3: Nevada)

Total: 74 collections including 89 occurrences

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