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Majungasaurus was a medium-sized theropod predator found in Madagascar. Its name means 'Majunga lizard' which references an older spelling for the location it was discovered. It was an apex predator in its environment, and appears to be more closely linked with similar dinosaurs in India than South Africa. It is also one of the few dinosaurs known to have eaten others of its kind.
The earliest Majungasaurus remains were located in 1896 along the Betsiboka River in north-western Madagascar.
During Majungasaurus's time, Madagascar was already an island separated from India and Africa. It was mostly semi-arid but with distinct seasons. It lived in a coastal floodplain with many rivers.