Name: Auroroborealia ‭(‬Aurora Borealis‭)‬.
Phonetic: Or-ror-o-bo-re-ah-le-a.
Named By: Nikolay G.‭ ‬Zverkov,‭ ‬Dmitry V.‭ ‬Grigoriev,‭ ‬Andrzej S.‭ ‬Wolniewicz,‭ ‬Alexey G.‭ ‬Konstantinov‭ & ‬Evgeny S.‭ ‬Sobolev‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Ichthyosauria.
Species: A.‭ ‬incognita‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore‭?
Size: Roughly estimated between‭ ‬1‭ ‬and‭ ‬1.5‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Russia,‭ ‬New Siberian Islands.
Time period: Norian to Carnian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial and fragmentary remains.

       Auroroborealia is a genus of small icnthyosaur that lived during the late Triassic.‭ ‬The fragmentary nature of the holotype fossils of Auroroborealia mean that many details of Auroroborealia are uncertain.‭ ‬Auroroborealia however seems to have been a small bodied ichthyosaur with short jaws.

Further reading
‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ichthyosaurs from the Upper Triassic‭ (‬Carnian–Norian‭) ‬of the New Siberian Islands,‭ ‬Russian Arctic,‭ ‬and their implications for the evolution of the ichthyosaurian basicranium and vertebral column.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh‭ ‬-‭ ‬Nikolay G.‭ ‬Zverkov,‭ ‬Dmitry V.‭ ‬Grigoriev,‭ ‬Andrzej S.‭ ‬Wolniewicz,‭ ‬Alexey G.‭ ‬Konstantinov‭ & ‬Evgeny S.‭ ‬Sobolev‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.


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