0.7" Majungasaurus Serrated Fossil Tooth Cretaceous Dinosaur Madagascar COA
Location: Berivotra, Maevarano Formation, Madagascar
Weight: 0.3 Ounces
Dimensions: 0.7 Inches Long, 0.4 Inches Wide, 0.2 Inches Thick
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Late Cretaceous 70 to 66 million years old.
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Majungasaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 70 to 66 million years ago. It was discovered in Madagascar, an island country located off the southeastern coast of Africa. The name Majungasaurus is derived from the combination of "Majunga," which refers to the town of Mahajanga in northwestern Madagascar where the first fossils were found, and "saurus," meaning lizard in Greek.
Majungasaurus was a medium-sized theropod dinosaur, measuring around 6 meters (20 feet) in length and weighing approximately 1 ton. It belonged to a group of theropods known as abelisaurids, which were characterized by their short, deep skulls and reduced forelimbs. The skull of Majungasaurus was particularly robust and had a unique shape compared to other abelisaurids.
One of the most notable features of Majungasaurus is its teeth. It had large, serrated teeth that were curved backward, similar to those of modern-day crocodiles. This dental morphology suggests that Majungasaurus was a carnivorous predator, capable of taking down relatively large prey. The teeth were well-suited for slicing through flesh and gripping onto struggling prey.