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Megatheropod tooth from Early Cretaceous of Guangxi, China (free pdf)



From: Ben Creisler
bcreislerf@gmail.com

A new paper. The pdf is free at the Chinese link:

Mo Jinyou, Huang Chaolin, Xie Shaowen & Eric Buffetaut (2014)
A Megatheropod Tooth from the Early Cretaceous of Fusui, Guangxi,
Southern China.
Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) 88(1): 6-12
DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.12177
http://www.geojournals.cn/dzxben/ch/reader/view_abstract.aspx?file_no=201401004&flag=1

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.