- Eocarcharia dinops
- Sereno & Brusatte, 2008
- Meaning of generic name
- Dawn Shark
- Meaning of specific name
- Scary face
- Length: ? m
- Skull fragments and isolated teeth.
- Age and Distribution
- Gadoufaoua, Elrhaz Formation (Aptian/Albian terrestrial horizon) Niger
- Dinosauria Saurischia Theropoda Carnosauria Carcharodontosauridae
- Further Reading
- P. C. Sereno and S. L. Brusatte. 2008. Basal abelisaurid and carcharodontosaurid theropods from the Lower Cretaceous Elrhaz Formation of Niger. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 53(1):15-46.
Monday, 12 January 2015
Eocarcharia from the Early Cretaceous of Niger is a basal Carcharodontosaurid closely related to the North American tall-spined Acrocanthosaurus. First described by Sereno and Brusatte in 2008 together with the basal ablisaur Kryptops, it is known from fragmentary skull materials and teeth.