Majungasaurus crenatissimus Depéret 1896 (ceratosaur)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Abelisauridae

Alternative combinations: Dryptosaurus crenatissimus, Megalosaurus crenatissimus

Synonyms: Majungatholus athopus Sues and Taquet 1979, Majungatholus atopus Sues and Taquet 1979

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

See also Bell 2010, Bell and Coria 2013, Bonaparte 1986, Bonaparte 1991, Burch and Carrano 2012, Candeiro et al. 2006, Carrano and Sampson 2008, Coria et al. 2006, Currie and Padian 1997, Depéret 1896, Depéret and Savornin 1925, Depéret and Savornin 1928, Filippi et al. 2016, Fraas 1908, Furon 1963, Huene 1926, Huene 1927, Juárez Valieri and Fiorelli 2004, Krause and Dodson 1994, Krause et al. 2007, Lamanna et al. 2002, Lapparent 1943, Lapparent 1957, Lavocat 1955, Maganuco et al. 2008, Malkani 2007, Martínez et al. 2004, Maryanska 1990, Novas 1997, Novas et al. 2004, Novas et al. 2010, Obata and Kanie 1977, Paulina Carabajal and Canale 2010, Paulina Carabajal and Currie 2012, Piveteau 1926, Prasad and Sahni 1999, Prasad and Sahni 2009, Rauhut 2003, Rowe et al. 1997, Ruiz et al. 2011, Russell et al. 1976, Sampson et al. 1996, Sampson et al. 1996, Sampson et al. 1998, Sampson and Witmer 2007, Smith 2007, Smith and Krause 2003, Smith et al. 2010, Steel 1970, Stromer 1931, Sues and Taquet 1979, Sullivan 2006, Taquet 1984 and Tykoski and Rowe 2004

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

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Madagascar (20 collections)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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