(named after Georges Zbyszewski).
Named By: O. V. Mateus, P. D. Mannion & P. Upchurch - 2014.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropoda, Turiasauira.
Species: Z. atlanticus (type).
Size: Currently unknown due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: Portugal - Lourinhã Formation.
Time period: Kimmeridgian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial postcranial remains.
a lot is known about Zby, other than it was a
that seems to have featured similarities with the genus Turiasaurus
from Spain, which may also be the largest sauropod dinosaur known
from Europe. Zby might sound like a strange name
for an animal, but
this dinosaur was actually named in honour of Georges Zbyszewski who is
noted for his work in the fields of palaeontology and geology.
Other sauropods from the same formation as Zby include Lourinhasaurus, Lusotitan and Dinheirosaurus. Other kinds of dinosaurs include the armoured Dracopelta, stegosaurs such as Stegosaurus, Dacentrurus and Miragaia, as well as predatory theropods such as Torvosaurus, Allosaurus, Ceratosaurus and Lourinhanosaurus.
- Zby atlanticus, a new turiasaurian sauropod (Dinosauria, Eusauropoda) from the Late Jurassic of Portugal. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34 (3): 618. - O. V. Mateus, P. D. Mannion & P. Upchurch - 2014.