Ingentia

Name: Ingentia ‭(‬Huge one‭)‬.
Phonetic: In-gen-te-ah.
Named By: C.‭ ‬Apaldetti,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Martínez,‭ ‬I.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Cerda,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Pol‭ & ‬O.‭ ‬Alcober‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Lessemsauridae.
Species: I.‭ ‬prima‭ (‬type‭)
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly about 7.5 meters long for holotype individual.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Quebrada del Barro Formation.
Time period: Norian/Rhaetian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.




       Living in the late Triassic,‭ ‬Ingentia is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that already shows thickening of bones and a growth to a large stocky size,‭ ‬a foreshadowing of the huge sizes that sauropod dinosaurs would attain in the Jurassic.‭ ‬Since being named Ingentia is regarded as being similar in form to other genera such as Lessemsaurus,‭ ‬Ledumahadi and Antetonitrus,‭ ‬hence the inclusion of Ingentia within the Lessemsauridae group of sauropod dinosaurs.‭ ‬Other dinosaurs likely around at the same time and location as Ingentia include the sauropodomorph Leyesaurus and the small theropod Lucianovenator.

Further reading
-‭ ‬An early trend towards gigantism in Triassic sauropodomorph dinosaurs.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Nature Ecology‭ & ‬Evolution‭ ‬2:1227-1232.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Apaldetti,‭ ‬R.‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Martínez,‭ ‬I.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Cerda,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Pol‭ & ‬O.‭ ‬Alcober‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.



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