Masiakasaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Madagascar. Its fossils have been found in places such as Province de Mahajanga (Madagascar).

Quick facts about Masiakasaurus:

  • Existed from 72.1 million years ago to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 28 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Masiakasaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Masiakasaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • C. A. Forster and L. M. Chiappe. 1996. The first Cretaceous bird from Madagascar. Nature 382:532-535
  • S. D. Sampson and D. W. Krause. 1996. The premaxilla of <i>Majungasaurus</i> (Dinosauria: Theropoda), with implications for Gondwanan paleobiogeography. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 16(4):601-605
  • D. W. Krause and G. V. R. Prasad. 1997. Cosmopolitanism among Gondwanan Late Cretaceous mammals. Nature 390:504-507