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Massive Spinosaurus Identified As The First Ever Semiaquatic

Massive Spinosaurus Identified As The First Ever Semiaquatic Dinosaur

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists have unearthed a remarkable new type of dinosaur: a species that is not only larger than a Tyrannosaurus rex, but also appears to be the first semiaquatic...

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2012-03-22 22:37:37

Spinosaurus, meaning “Spine lizard,” is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Mid Cretaceous Period (112 to 97 million years ago). It lived in what is now North Africa. The type species is S. aegyptiacus. A potential second species, S. maroccanus, was discovered in Morocco. It was the first known dinosaur fossil from Egyptian remains discovered in 1912 and described by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer in 1915. The original remains were...

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