Additional dinosaur teeth from the Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) of Charentes, southwestern France


en Comptes Rendus Palevol 9 (3) - Pages 121-126

Published on 31 May 2010

Some isolated teeth of theropod and sauropod dinosaurs from the Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) of Charentes are described. Two new teeth of Troodontidae confirm the presence of this theropod family, previously based on a single specimen. New dental morphotypes are recognized within Dromaeosauridae and Brachiosauridae in comparison with those already known from Charentes. Lastly, a very small tooth is tentatively assigned to an embryonic or neonatal sauropod. The palaeobiogeographical history of European hadrosauroids is briefly discussed. This history was probably more complex than it appears, involving exchanges with both North America and Asia as early as the mid-Cretaceous (Albian–Cenomanian).


Dinosauria, Theropoda, Sauropoda, Cretaceous, Cenomanian, Charentes, France

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