Issi

Name: Issi ‭(‬Cold‭)‬.
Phonetic: Iss-se.
Named By: Victor Beccari,‭ ‬Octávio Mateus,‭ ‬Oliver Wings,‭ ‬Jesper Milŕn‭ & ‬Lars B.‭ ‬Clemmensen‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Plateosauridae.
Species: I.‭ ‬saaneq‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Skull‭ ‬24.37‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Greenland‭ ‬-‭ ‬Fleming Fjord Formation.
Time period: Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Skulls and partial post cranial skeletons of several individuals.




       Fossils of the dinosaur Issi were originally referred to the genus Plateosaurus.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬greater understanding of Plateosaurus,‭ ‬sauropodomorphs dinosaurs as well as new studies of the fossils from Greenland led to the conclusion that the Greenland fossils were of a distinct genus.‭ ‬Issi was established as the new published name of the genus in‭ ‬2021,‭ ‬and this made Issi the first non-avian dinosaur genus to be formerly described in Greenland.
       Although separate from‭ ‬Plateosaurus,‭ ‬Issi would have still been quite similar in appearance.‭ ‬Sauropodomorph dinosaurs like Issi were precursors to the later and significantly larger sauropod dinosaurs that became prominent during the Jurassic and into the Cretaceous.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Issi saaneq gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.‭—‬A New Sauropodomorph Dinosaur from the Late Triassic‭ (‬Norian‭) ‬of Jameson Land,‭ ‬Central East Greenland.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Diversity.‭ ‬13‭ (‬11‭)‬:‭ ‬561.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Victor Beccari,‭ ‬Octávio Mateus,‭ ‬Oliver Wings,‭ ‬Jesper Milŕn‭ & ‬Lars B.‭ ‬Clemmensen‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.



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