New carnivorous dinosaur discovered in Niger


This video says about itself:

A tribute to Carcharodontosaurus, with the song “Numb” by Linkin Park.

From LiveScience:

New Blood-Thirsty Dinosaur Identified

By Dave Mosher, LiveScience Staff Writer

A graduate student has identified the remains of one of the planet’s largest meat-eating dinosaurs ever found.

Steve Brusatte, a paleobiologist at the University of Bristol in England, determined fossils discovered during a 1997 Nigerian expedition belong to a new breed of meat-eating dinosaur called Carcharodontosaurus iguidensis.

The upright-walking creature grinned with a mouth full of banana-sized teeth, stood taller than a double-decker bus and weighed more than two standard-sized cars.

Brusatte said evidence of the 95-million-year-old theropod has been extremely hard to come by.

“The first remains of Carcharodontosaurus were found in the 1920s, but they only consisted of two teeth which have since been lost,” Brusatte said. “Other bits … were found in Egypt and described in the 1930s, but these were destroyed when Munich was bombed in 1944.”

The new skull and neck fossils, described in the today’s issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, come from the Republic of Niger.

See also here. And here.

PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF REPRODUCTIVE TRAITS OF MANIRAPTORAN THEROPODS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR EGG PARATAXONOMY: here.

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