Protrait of a Majungasaurus

Majungasaurus

Although tyrannosaurs ruled in the northern hemisphere, abelisaurs such as Majungasaurus reigned in the south. Many Majungasaurus skulls and bones have been found and studied. All came from the Mahajanga Province of Madagascar and date to a time when it was already an island. Majungasaurus was not one of the larger theropod dinosaurs but it was still one of the largest predators of the region.

The short and broad snout was perfect for biting and holding onto sauropods. But sauropods weren't the only thing on its menu. Recently discovered bones with bite marks from other Majungasaurus suggest they ate each other. This was the first direct evidence of cannibalism found in dinosaurs.

Scientific name: Majungasaurus

Rank: Genus

Common names:

Mahajanga lizard

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