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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Genus Shonisaurus

was a genus of large ichthyosaurs that lived in the late Triassic. This genus was one of the largest of the ichthyosaurs with species measuring up to 50 feet long. Shonisaurus had a long snout and longer and narrower flippers than other ichthyosaurs, these features suggest that the shonisaurs may be an offshoot of the ichthyosaur line.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Ichthyosauria-Shastasauria-Shastasauridae-Shonisaurus

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