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Majungasaurus crenatissimus Depéret 1896 (ceratosaur)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Abelisauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53957

Alternative combinations: Dryptosaurus crenatissimus, Megalosaurus crenatissimus

Synonyms: Majungatholus athopus Sues and Taquet 1979 (no. 190519), Majungatholus atopus Sues and Taquet 1979 (no. 56395)

Full reference: C. Depéret. 1896. Note sur les dinosauriens sauropodes & théropodes du Crétacé supérieur de Madagascar [Note on the sauropod and theropod dinosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous of Madagascar]. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 3e série 24:176-194

Belongs to Majungasaurus according to M. T. Carrano et al. 2012

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Majungasaurus crenatissimus: MNHN.MAJ 1, a mandible. Its type locality is Mevarana site 2, which is in a Maastrichtian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the Maevarano Formation of Madagascar.
  • Majungatholus atopus: MNHN.MAJ 4.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore