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035--MASIAKASAURUS KNOPFLERI

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MASIAKASAURUS KNOPFLERI
"Mark Knopfler's Vicious Lizard"
Sampson et al., 2001
Length: 2m (6.6ft)
Weight: 68kg (150lb.)
Location: Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
Era: Maastrichtian age, upper Cretaceous (70 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Ceratosauria
Neoceratosauria
Abelisauroidea
Noasauridae

Notes:
The teeth on the tips of the lower jaw on Masiakasaurus distinctly angle forward--the two front teeth of its lower jaw are hooked so far forward they are only ten degrees off from complete horizontal.
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HUBLERDON's avatar
Great coloring!