Length 0.83 inches 21.1mm
Date Obtained June 2022
Location Maevarano formation, Berivotra, Madagascar
Age 66 million years, Maastrichtian, Cretaceous
This beautiful Majungasaurus crenatissimus tooth is worthy of being in every fossil collection. At 2.11 cm (0.83 inch) this tooth is on the smaller side, but that doesn't detract from the quality of this phenomenal tooth, truly one of the best we’ve had. There is some very minor damage to the very tip of this tooth, but that’s common for teeth from this location. This would be a great addition to both advanced and beginner collections.
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.