Spinosaurus

Spinosaurus

Pronunciation:
SPINE-oh-SORE-us
Name meaning:
'thorn lizard'
Spinosaurus
large theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
18.0m
Weight:
4000kg
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
Teeth:
flat and blade-like
Food:
fish and maybe other dinosaurs
How it moved:
on 2 legs
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 95-70 million years ago
Found in:
Egypt, Morocco

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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