Name: Vahiny Vah-in-y.
Phonetic: K.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Rogers‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Wilson‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria.
Species: V.‭ ‬depereti‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unknown.
Known locations: Madagascar‭ ‬-‭ ‬Maevarano Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial braincase.

       Named from a partial braincase,‭ ‬Vahiny is the second genus of titanosaurid dinosaur to be discovered in the Maevarano Formation of Madagascar,‭ ‬with the first being Rapetosaurus.‭ ‬The titanosaur Rapetosaurus has attained almost legendary status since it was named due to the fact that it is the most complete titanosaur discovered and‭ ‬represented by fossils from numerous individuals.‭ ‬Though only named from a partial braincase,‭ ‬Vahiny has been clearly identified as being distinct from Rapetosaurus,‭ ‬and the hunt is now on for more Vahiny fossils,‭ ‬perhaps even among remains of‭ ‬Rapetosaurus.
       Vahiny would have lived amongst several notable dinosaur genera,‭ ‬and apart from Rapetosaurus,‭ ‬these include the dromaeosaurid Rahonavis,‭ ‬the noasaur‭ ‬Masiakasaurus and the abelisaur Majungsaurus,‭ ‬the latter of which may have been a predatory threat to both Vahiny and Rapetosaurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Vahiny depereti,‭ ‬gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.,‭ ‬a new titanosaur‭ (‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Sauropoda‭) ‬from the Upper Cretaceous Maevarano Formation,‭ ‬Madagascar.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬34‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬606.‭ ‬-‭ ‬K.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Rogers‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Wilson‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.


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