ravine north of Berivotra, R.N. 4, km 527 (Cretaceous of Madagascar)

Also known as Berivotro

Where: Mahajanga, Madagascar (15.9° S, 46.6° E: paleocoordinates 30.0° S, 38.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Maevarano Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• "very slightly" below the Berivotra Limestone

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. Lavocat in 1954

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• discovered by local villager; site then visited by Lavocat for more fragments

Primary reference: R. Lavocat. 1955. Étude des gisements de dinosauriens de la region de Majunga (Madagascar) [Study of the dinosaur localities of the Majunga region (Madagascar)]. Haut Commissariat de Madagascar et Dependances, Direction des Mines et de la Géologie. Travaux du Bureau Geologique 69:1-19 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 102481: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 15.01.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Reptilia
 Saurischia - Abelisauridae
Majungasaurus crenatissimus n. gen. Depéret 1896 ceratosaur