Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus is predicted as the largest Carnosaur that ever lived.
A scientific fact shows that Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus was bigger than T-rek (Tyrannosaurus rek) and Giganotosaurus Carolinii. This animal is estimated as the largest meat-eating dinosaur that ever lived. Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus could grow to achieve length of 18 meters, 6 meters high, and weighs 23 tons. Truly a behemoth!
An adult Tyrannosaurus Rek (T-rek) could have length 12 meters and high 4 meters. The other predator, Giganotosaurus Carolinii could achieve 13 meters in length and 5 meters in height.
The fossil of Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus was discovered the first by Erns Strome, a German paleontologist, in Egypt at 1912. It was most complete specimen that was ever found. Then Strome named it Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus, means ‘Egyptian spine lizard’. Unfortunately this spinosaur skeleton was destroyed during the bombing of Munich in World War II. Other spinosaur skeletons have been found since then, but so far, none have been as complete as this first find.
Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus lived in Sahara Desert at area of North Africa now. This prehistoric animal lived in the Albian to Cenomanian stage, in the Cretaceous period. It’s about 112-97 million years ago. In that period, when Spinosaurus walked, the North Africa was much more a tropical climate than at present. There were rivers, lakes and wetlands on what is now the Sahara Desert.
Scull of Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus was long and narrow, like head of a modern crocodilian. At the back of this predator there was a bone such as sail that could grow at least up to 1.65 meters.
Spinosaurus had a long snout. Its jaws were full of long sharply pointed teeth. Unlike the T-rex, spinosaur teeth are not serrated but smooth and round along the length. Because the upper and lower teeth interlock much like a crocodile some researchers believe that spinosaurs ate fish. Probability the teeth had function as knife to eat its slippery prey easily.
Evidence suggests that Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus lived both on land and in water, like a modern crocodilian. By its big size, Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus is predicted not only eat fish. It also killed and ate other dinosaurs. Probability Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus also ate carcass of dinosaur.
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