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Allosauroid record from the Berriasian of Spain
Hereâs a new paper about an allosauroid tooth from the Berriasian of Spain.
Canudo, J.I., Ruiz-Omanca, J., Aurell, M., Barco, J.L. & Cuenca-Bescos, G.
(2006): A megatheropod tooth from the late Tithonian â middle Berriasian
(Jurassic-Cretaceous transition) of Galve (AragÃn, NE Spain). Neues Jahrbuch
fÃr Geologie und PalÃontologie, Abhandlungen, 239: 77-99.
Abstract: We herein describe the biggest theropod tooth hitherto found in
Spain. The tooth (IPS-G1) comes from the Villar del Arzobispo Formation (Upper
Tithonian-Middle Berriasian) in the Galve Sub-basin. The specimen is a nearly
complete maxillary tooth with a FABL of 34 mm and DSDI = 1. Considering its
geological age and the crown morphology (including the size), it is most likely
that the tooth belongs to an allosauroid. This clade of theropods was present
in the Late Jurassic of Portugal and the Early Cretaceous (Berriasian and
Barremian) of England. The tooth represents the first allosaurid from Spain,
and the biggest theropod from the European Berriasian.
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