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Suchomimus

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This dinosaur is similar to Spinosaurus and Baryonyx.

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Pronounced
sook-oh-mim-us
Meaning of name
crocodile mimic
Length
  11m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Early Cretaceous
(121 - 112 million years ago)
Found in
Niger

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Spinosauroidea, Spinosauridae, Baryonychinae, Suchomimus
Named by
Sereno, Beck, Dutheil, Gado, Larsson, Lyon, Marcot, Rauhut, Sadleir, Sidor, Varricchio, Wilson and Wilson (1998)
Type species
tenerensis