Ichthyostega

About Ichthyostega

Ichthyostega was among the first animals to come on to dry land. Ichthyostega's long fin-like tail allowed it to swim easily. In the event that an Ichthyostega needed to leave the water, he could use his short weak legs to carry him from pond to pond. Found in Greenland about 350 million years ago, Ichthyostega was an amphibian. It is generally believed that amphibians were the ancestors to reptiles. Ichthyostega, which looked a lot like a very big salamander, probably had a healthy appetite for smaller animals such as fish.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Ichthyostega
How do I pronounce Ichthyostega?
Ick-thee-owe-stay-gah
What does the name Ichthyostega mean?
Fish Plate
How long was Ichthyostega?
3.00 feet 1.00 meters
How heavy was Ichthyostega?
0.00 pounds 0.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Ichthyostega assigned to?
Tetrapoda
What did Ichthyostega eat?
Small animals
How many years ago did Ichthyostega live?
350,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Ichthyostega live?
Late Devonian
Where did Ichthyostega live?
Ichthyostega Picture Image

Ichthyostega's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Ichthyostega Map

Ichthyostega's size

0 kg
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