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Cite This Paper:.2014.[J].Acta Geologica Sinica(),88(1):6-12
A Megatheropod Tooth from the Early Cretaceous of Fusui, Guangxi, Southern China    Download PDF
MO Jinyou  HUANG Chaolin  XIE Shaowen  Buffetaut ERIC
1 Natural History Museum of Guangxi, Nanning 530012, China 2 CNRS, UMR 8538, Laboratoire de Geologie de l'Ecole Normale Superieure, 24?rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant #40862001). We also thank two anonymous reviewers for giving constructive comments that helped improve the manuscript.
      A nearly complete right maxillary or left dentary tooth (NHMG 10858) from the Lower Cretaceous Xinlong Formation of the Napai Basin, Fusui County, Guangxi, southern China, is described. The tooth is large in size, with a CBL of 37 mm. Given the geological age and its crown morphology, including the size, it is most likely that the tooth belongs to a carcharodontosaurid. The recovered specimen represents one of the largest theropod teeth hitherto reported from the Early Cretaceous of Asia.
Key words:Tooth, Theropoda, Xinlong Formation, Early Cretaceous, Napai Basin, Guangxi
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