Scientific name: Elrhazosaurus nigeriensis (Galton and Taquet, 1982) - Dryosaurid Iguanodontian
Location: Gadoufaoua, Téneré Desert, Niger.
Geological Formation: Erlhaz Fm
Age: Lower Cretaceous, Aptian/Albian stage ( 113 million years)
Here we introduce this exceedingly rare dinosaur tooth from Elrhaz Fm. It is an authentic tooth from the dryosaurid iguanodontian, Elrhazosaurus, that would have been a lightly built herbivorous bipedal runner. It preserves nice well developed feeding wear surface.
The Elrhaz Formation is mostly made up of fluvial sandstones. A diverse assemblage of fossil animals has been recovered, including freshwater bivalves, hybodont sharks, bony fish, turtles, several genera of crocodylomorphs (Anatosuchus, Araripesuchus, Sarcosuchus, and Stolokrosuchus), undescribed ornithocheirid pterosaurs, the theropod dinosaurs Eocarcharia, Kryptops, Suchomimus, and an undescribed noasaurid (possibly Bahariasaurus), the sauropods Nigersaurus and an undescribed titanosaurian (possibly Malawisaurus), and the iguanodontians Lurdusaurus and Ouranosaurus.
- Top Rare Elrhazosaurus nigeriensis Dryosaurid Dinosaur Dent - Crétacé - Elrhaz Fm - Niger
- Période géologique
- Crétacé - Crétacé inférieur, Albien (100,5 – 113,0 millions d’années)