A pathological Late Cretaceous carcharodontosaurid tooth from Minas Gerais, Brazil

 

Authors: Candeiro CRA, Tanke DH

Published in: Bulletin of Geosciences, volume 83, issue 3; pages: 351 - 354; Received 30 January 2008; Accepted in revised form 18 July 2008;

Keywords: Cretaceous, Maastrichtian, Carcharodontosauridae, split carinae, tooth, pathology, Peirópolis, Brazil,

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Abstract

A theropod (Carcharodontosauridae) tooth exhibiting a split carina is the first recorded from upper Maastrichtian Marília Formation (Serra da Galga Member), Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The distal split carina has a distinct Y-shape. Split carinae have been reported elsewhere in Laurasian theropods (tyrannosaurids and allosaurids).

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