New dinosaurs link southern landmasses in the Mid–Cretaceous

@article{Sereno2004NewDL,
  title={New dinosaurs link southern landmasses in the Mid–Cretaceous},
  author={Paul C. Sereno and Jeffrey A. Wilson and Jack L. Conrad},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={271},
  pages={1325 - 1330}
}
Abelisauroid predators have been recorded almost exclusively from South America, India and Madagascar, a distribution thought to document persistent land connections exclusive of Africa. Here, we report fossils from three stratigraphic levels in the Cretaceous of Niger that provide definitive evidence that abelisauroid dinosaurs and their immediate antecedents were also present on Africa. The fossils include an immediate abelisauroid antecedent of Early Cretaceous age (ca. 130–110 Myr ago… Expand

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