Animals, History



This dinosaur was the biggest of all the carnivorous dinosaurs, larger than Tyrannosaurus and Giganotosaurus but it’s unclear just how big Spinosaurus was, due to incomplete fossils. .It lived during part of the Cretaceous period, about 112 million to 97 million years ago. This giant dinosaur was known for roaming around the swaps and inhabited North Africa.

They roamed about in a swamps environment, there has been two Spinosaurus species have been named based on the regions where they were discovered. Spinosaurus means “spine lizard,” With recent fossils it is shown that this was the first dinosaur that had the ability to swim and likely spent most of its life in the water, according to a study published September 2014 in the journal Science.

In a 2005 study in the Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, researchers estimated Spinosaurus was 52 to 59 feet (16 to 18 m) long. Spinosaurus had a long and narrow snout at the end of its skull, and a small crest above its eyes. It had six or seven needlelike teeth on each side of the very front of the upper jaw and another 12 teeth behind those.

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