Spinosaurus

Spinosaurus

Pronunciation:
SPINE-oh-SORE-us
Name meaning:
'thorn lizard'
Spinosaurus
Dinosaur description:
4000kg, 18.0m-long
large theropod
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Diet:
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Country:
Egypt, Morocco
Period:
Late Cretaceous, 95-70 million years ago
Teeth:
flat and blade-like
How it moved:
on 2 legs
Food:
fish and maybe other dinosaurs

Spinosaurus is only known from fragmentary remains. Size estimates range up to 18m, which would make it the longest meat eater, although more slender than T. rex or Giganotosaurus.

Spinosaurus milieu
Spinosaurus milieu

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Spinosauroidea, Spinosauridae, Spinosaurinae
Named by:
Stromer (1915)
Type species:
aegyptiacus
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