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New Carnivorous Dinosaur From Madagascar Raises More Questions Than It Answers


April 18, 2013

Andy Farke at the discovery site for Dahalokely The first new dinosaur named from Madagascar in nearly a decade, Dahalokely tokana was a carnivore measuring 9-14 feet long. Its fossils were found in 90-million-year-old rocks from northernmost Madagascar, from the time when Madagascar and India were a single isolated land mass. Dahalokely is potentially ancestral to later dinosaurs of both regions, and shortens a 95-million-year gap in Madagascar's dinosaur fossil record by 20 million years. Full Story

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Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology

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