The First New Dinosaur Discovery in Madagascar for a Decade

The fossils were discovered in Upper Cretaceous strata and have been dated to the Cenomanian faunal stage, more or less 90 million years ago. This new Theropod has been named Dahalokely tokana (pronounced Dah-hah-loo-kah-nah), it means “lonely small bandit” in the local dialect, tokana is known from a handful of cervical vertebrae (neck bones), dorsal vertebrae, (back bones) and fragments of rib.



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