Masiakasaurus knopfleri Sampson et al. 2001 (ceratosaur)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Noasauridae

Alternative combination: Masiakosaurus knopfleri

Full reference: S. D. Sampson, M. T. Carrano, and C. A. Forster. 2001. A bizarre predatory dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Nature 409:504-506

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

See also Agnolin and Chiarelli 2010, Candeiro et al. 2012, Carrano et al. 2011, Carrano et al. 2002, Carrano et al. 2004, Carrano and Sampson 2008, Coria et al. 2006, Delcourt and Grillo 2014, Griffin and Nesbitt 2016, Lindoso et al. 2012, Maganuco et al. 2008, Novas et al. 2004, Novas et al. 2010, Rauhut 2003, Sampson et al. 2001, Sampson and Witmer 2007, Smith 2007, Smith et al. 2010, Tykoski and Rowe 2004 and Yates 2005

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: University of Antananarivo 8680, a mandible. Its type locality is MAD93-18 (SUNY), which is in a Maastrichtian channel sandstone in the Maevarano Formation of Madagascar.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur circumference 53.4, tibia circumference 44.1

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Madagascar (28 collections)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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