Length 0.80 inches 20.3mm
Date Obtained June 2022
Location Maevarano formation, Berivotra, Madagascar
Age 66 million years, Maastrichtian, Cretaceous
This nice Majungasaurus crenatissimus would fit nicely on your desk, in your display case or literally anywhere else in the house. At 2.03 cm (0.80 inch) this tooth is on the smaller side, but after seeing the quality you’ll quickly forget about that. Beautiful colours, prominent serrations, this tooth has it all. There is some tip damage, which occurs on nearly all specimens collected from this site. The ideal opportunity to check this unusual species of your bucket list.
Majungasaurus was an Abelisauridae, related to Rugops from Niger and Carnotaurus from the La Colonia formation of Argentina. Known from the Madagascan Maevarano formation, it lived along famous and iconic animals like Beelzebufo, Masiakasaurus and Rapetosaurus.
The Maevarano formation, located in the north-west Madagascar, is a late Cretaceous (most likely Maastrichtian) formation where a diverse ecosystem has been preserved. Among the fossils found here are frogs, turtles, early birds, fishes, a wide variety of dinosaurs and much more. The most famous animals known from this location are Mahajangasuchus, a very large crocodylimorph, the modest sized titanosaur Rapetosaurus and Majungasaurus, the most likely apex predator in this ecosystem.