Ninjatitan

Name: Ninjatitan ‭(‬Ninja giant‭)‬.
Phonetic: Nin-jah-ty-tan.
Named By: Pablo Ariel Gallina,‭ ‬Juan Ignacio Canale‭ & ‬José Luis Carballido‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dniosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria.
Species: N.‭ ‬zapatai‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Argentina,‭ ‬Neuquén Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bajada Colorada Formation.
Time period: Berriasian/Valanginian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.

       Ninjatitan is a genus of titanosaurid dinosaur that lived in South America during the‭ ‬Early Cretaceous.‭ ‬A very interesting thing about the Ninjatitan genus is that the holotype fossil remains were recovered from a Berriasian/Valanginian aged fossil deposit,‭ ‬which indicates that Ninjatitan may have been amongst the first definitive titanosaurs to walk the Earth.‭ ‬For those uncertain about the terminology,‭ ‬the titanosaurs were descended from the sauropod dinosaurs of the Jurassic,‭ ‬but evolved from a set group of ancestors to form their own distinct family line.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The earliest known titanosaur sauropod dinosaur.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ameghiniana,‭ ‬58‭(‬1‭)‬,‭ ‬35‭–‬51.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Pablo Ariel Gallina,‭ ‬Juan Ignacio Canale‭ & ‬José Luis Carballido‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.




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