Two recent news stories perked my interest recently—the
descriptions of two new non-sauropod sauropodomorphs: Ingentia prima from the Late Triassic of Argentina and Ledumahadi mafube from the Early
Jurassic of South Africa. Together, these animals (and two others which I’ll
get to) form a clade of non-sauropod sauropodomorphs that achieved gigantism
independently from true, blue sauropods, which is intriguing for a
number of reasons.