Dinosaur With 500 Teeth

Dinosaur With 500 Teeth

Dinosaur With 500 Teeth


)Nigersaurus is a 30-foot-long plant-eating dinosaur that lived 110 million years ago in what is now Niger’s Sahara Desert. Nigersaurus lived in a lush environment alongside the predatory dinosaur Suchomimus, the plant eaters ouranosaurus and lurdusaurus, and supercroc. Nigersaurus had a delicate skull and an extremely wide mouth lined with teeth especially adapted for browsing plants close to the ground. This bizarre, long-necked dinosaur is characterized by its unusually broad, straight-edged muzzle tipped with more than 500 replaceable teeth. The original fossil skull of Nigersaurus is one of the first dinosaur skulls to be digitally reconstructed from CT scans.

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Nigersaurus is a genus of rebbachisaurid sauropod dinosaur that lived during the middle Cretaceous period, about 115 to 105 million years ago. It was discovered in the Elrhaz Formation in an area called Gadoufaoua, in the Republic of Niger. Fossils of this dinosaur were first described in 1976, but it was only named Nigersaurus taqueti in 1999, after further and more complete remains were found and described. The genus name means "Niger reptile", and the specific name honours the palaeontologist Philippe Taquet, who discovered the first remains. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

1. Nigersaurus Is Described As a Short-Necked ‘long Neck’ Dinosaur

The main characteristic associated with the sauropod family is definitely their extensive necks. Some sauropod necks reached lengths of 15 metres, which is six times longer than that of the world’s longest giraffe neck. However, the same cannot be said for the Nigersaurus and their closest relatives (who formed a sub-group called ‘Rebbachisauridae.’) Nearly all of the Rebbachisaurids’ necks were around 10 metres or less. (Source: www.sportingferret.com)

What Dinosaur Has the Most Teeth?

Despite the Nigersaurus’ impressive tooth count, it falls short as the all time leader for the most teeth. Hadrosaurs were said to boast as many as 1,400 teeth. Their teeth were said to be by far the most complex of any living animal. (Source: www.sportingferret.com)



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