(Narinda Bay lizard).
Named By: Rafael Royo-Torres, Alberto Cobos, Pedro Mocho & Luis Alcalá - 2020.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropoda, Turiasauria.
Species: N. thevenini (type).
Known locations: Madagascar - Isalo III Formation.
Time period: Mid Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial fossils.
is a genus of sauropod
dinosaur that lived in Madagascar during the mid
Jurassic. Fossils of this dinosaur were first discovered in 1906,
but were not given their own distinct genus till 2020. Before that
time they had still been studied, with growth ring analysis
suggesting that this sauropod dinosaur did not become sexually mature
(able to reproduce) until somewhere between thirty-one and
forty-five years of age.
- Études géologiques dans le nord de Madagascar, by P. Lemoine - In, Contributions à l’histoire géologique de l’Océan Indien. Paris: Librairie Scientifique, 1–520, A. herman (ed.) - 1906.
- Cyclical growth in the long bones of a sauropod dinosaur. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 28: 225–232. - de Ricqlès - 1983.
- Origin and evolution of turiasaur dinosaurs set by means of a new 'rosetta' specimen from Spain. - Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. - Rafael Royo-Torres, Alberto Cobos, Pedro Mocho & Luis Alcalá - 2020.