Early - Late Cretaceous
North Africa. Continental Red Beds
Spinosaurus aegypticus was a large theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of North Africa.
With its impressive dorsal sail formed from elongated vertebral spines. Spinosaurus aegypticus is arguably one of the most bizarre predatory dinosaurs. It was certainly one of the longest, up to fourteen metres. Sadly allied bombing during World War II destroyed the type specimen, and current estimates are based on more fragmentary remains. Although predominantly a pescitarian as evidenced by its crocodilian-like skull, it is unlikely it would have overlooked the chance of scavenging the remains of another dinosaur. A pair of smaller abelisaurid theropods have been attracted by the smell. Elosuchus, a neosuchian crocodyliform looks on.
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