15 May 1998
Vol 280, Issue 5366

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Skull and head reconstruction of Majungatholus atopus, a large (7- to 9-meter) predatory dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. The well-preserved skull (~57 centimeters long) is very similar to those of contemporaneous forms from Argentina and India, suggesting that land connections among the host landmasses (via Antartica) were retained much longer than previously thought. See 1048. [Photograph: J. Weinstein, "The Field Museum, GEO86106.2.9c. Artwork: B. Parsons]