Meaning - Spinosaurus means “spiny lizard” because it had large bony spines on its back
Carnivore (meat-eater). Spinosaurus probably ate plant-eating dinosaurs and large fish.
Length - 40-50 feet (12-15 m) long
|WHEN IT LIVED||
Middle Cretaceous period, about 97.5-95 million years ago
|WHERE IT LIVED||
Fossils have been found in Egypt and Morocco, Africa.
Incomplete fossils have been found, including blade-like neural spines up to 6 feet (1.8 m) long. The original fragmentary fossil specimen from Egypt (found in 1912) was destroyed in World War 2.
|- Kingdom Animalia (animals)||
Spinosaurus’ sail may have been for heat dissipation - it lived in a swampy environment near the equator during the warm Cretaceous period. The sail may have also been used to attract mates or seem bigger than it was.
A detailed page on Spinosaurus.