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Theropod dinosaur teeth from the lowermost Cretaceous Rabekke Formation on Bornholm, Denmark

  • Johan Lindgren
  • Philip J Currie
  • Jan Rees
  • Mikael Siverson
  • Sofie Lindström
  • Carl Alwmark
Publishing year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 253-262
Publication/Series: Geobios
Volume: 41
Issue: 2
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract english

The dinosaur fauna of the palynologically dated lower Berriasian Skyttegard Member of the Rabekke Formation on the Baltic island of Bornholm, Denmark, is represented by isolated tooth crowns. The assemblage is restricted to small maniraptoran theropods, assigned to the Dromaeosauridae incertae sedis and Maniraptora incertae sedis. The dromaeosaurid teeth are characterized by their labiolingually compressed and distally curved crowns that are each equipped with a lingually flexed mesial carina and a distinctly denticulated distal cutting edge. A morphologically aberrant tooth crown (referred to as Maniraptora incertae sedis) has triangular denticles of uneven width, a feature occasionally found in Upper Cretaceous hesperornithiform toothed diving birds, but also in premaxillary teeth of the velociraptorine Nuthetes from the Lower Cretaceous of England.


  • Geology
  • Dromaeosauridae
  • Denmark
  • Bornholm
  • Cretaceous
  • teeth
  • theropoda


  • ISSN: 0016-6995
Carl Alwmark
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