Name: Raibliania.
Phonetic: Ray-bl-e-an-e-ah.
Named By: Fabio Marco Dalla Vecchia‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata Reptilia,‭ ‬Archosauromorpha,‭ ‬Tanystropheidae.
Species: R.‭ ‬calligarisi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore/Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Italy‭ ‬-‭ ‬Calcare del Predil Formation.
Time period: Carnian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton including ribs,‭ ‬vertebrae,‭ ‬gastralia,‭ ‬pelvis and a single tooth.

       A relative of the famous Tanystropheus,‭ ‬Raibliania was a long necked archosauromorph predator that lived in Europe during the late Triassic.‭ ‬Although expected to have a body form very much like Tanystropheus,‭ ‬Raibliania has displayed clear differences in the form of the caudal vertebrae as well as the tooth.‭ ‬While tanystropheids have in the past been regarded as aquatic predators,‭ ‬more popular thinking suggests that the older interpretation of tanystropheids as beach combers may be the more accurate.‭ ‬As such Raibliania may have visited tidal pools to snatch up fish and other aquatic organisms that had been caught out and left behind by the outgoing tide.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Raibliania calligarisi gen.‭ ‬n.,‭ ‬sp.‭ ‬n.,‭ ‬a new tanystropheid‭ (‬Diapsida,‭ ‬Tanystropheidae‭) ‬from the Upper Triassic‭ (‬Carnian‭) ‬of northeastern Italy.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia.‭ ‬126‭ (‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬197‭–‬222.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Fabio Marco Dalla Vecchia‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.


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