Species: taqueti SERENO, BECK, DUTHEIL, LARSON, LYON, MOUSSA, SADLEIR, SIDOR,
VARRICCHIO, WILSON & WILSON, 1999
Etymology: In honor of Philippe Taquet, whos expeditions (1965-1972) initiated large-scale Paleontological exploration in Niger.
Holotype: MNN CDF512
Locality: ‘niveau des Innocents’, 16°27’ latitude, 9°8’longitude, Gadoufaoua region, Niamey, Republic of Niger.
Horizon: Tiouraren Formation, Tegama Group.
Age: Aptian-Albian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Upper Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.
Material: Partial articulated skeleton, includes a partial skull, neck, scapula, forelimbs and hind limbs.
Skull in attempted dorsal view, side view (from Sereno et al, 2005), and attempted front view.
Dorsal view of dentary (modifed from text).
Dorsal view of left dentary.
MNN GDF513: Worn crown in lingual (internal), mesial (distal), and labial (externial views).
Numbers: Not given: Several partial skeletons and isolated bones from other localities in Gadoufaua.