Length 0.98 inches 24.9mm
Date Obtained June 2022
Location Maevarano formation, Berivotra, Madagascar
Age 66 million years, Maastrichtian, Cretaceous
This beautiful Majungasaurus crenatissimus tooth would be a nice addition to any collection. At 2.49 cm (0.98 inch) this tooth is on the bigger side. That, along with the beautiful colours, prominent serrations, and general rarity of a specimen like this makes this tooth truly something for the die hard fossil collector. There is some tip damage, which is not uncommon for fossils coming from this location. Teeth like this don’t hit the market often, so use this opportunity to add one to your collection.
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.