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1.4" Afrovenator Fossil Tooth Tiouraren FM Tenere Desert Niger Jurassic Dinosaur

135.99

Location: Tiouraren Formation, Tiouraren Hill, Tenere Desert, Niger.

Weight: 0.4 Ounces 

Dimensions: 1.4 Inches Long, 1 Inch Wide, 0.56 Inches Thick

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Afrovenator

Afrovenator is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived during the Middle Jurassic period, approximately 165 million years ago. The name “Afrovenator” means “African hunter” and it was named by paleontologist Paul Sereno in 1994. This dinosaur was a carnivorous bipedal predator, belonging to the group of dinosaurs known as megalosaurids. It is believed to have been an agile and swift predator, preying on smaller dinosaurs and other animals of its time.

Physical Characteristics

Afrovenator was estimated to be around 8 meters (26 feet) in length and weighed approximately 1 ton. Its long, slender skull had sharp teeth, which were well-suited for hunting and tearing flesh. Its arms were relatively small compared to its body size, and it had powerful hind legs, indicating its adaptation for swift movement and hunting.

Discovery and Fossil Finds

The fossils of Afrovenator were discovered in the Tiouraren Formation of Niger, West Africa. The initial discovery included partial skeletal remains, including vertebrae, limb bones, and parts of the skull. These fossils provided valuable insights into the anatomy and behavior of this Jurassic predator.

Paleoenvironment

During the Middle Jurassic period, the region where Afrovenator lived was characterized by lush vegetation and diverse fauna. The presence of Afrovenator in this ecosystem suggests a rich diversity of predatory dinosaurs coexisting with herbivorous dinosaurs and other ancient creatures.


 


 


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