2.7" Rare Spinosaurus Toe Bone Fossil Cretaceous Dinosaur Age Morocco COA
Location: Oued Zem, Morocco
Weight: 4.1 Ounces
Dimensions: 2.7 Inches Long, 1.7 Inches Wide, 1.6 Inches Thick
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Name: Spinosaurus (Spine lizard).
Named By: Ernst Stromer - 1915.
Size: Estimated between 12.6 to 18 meters long.
Known locations: North Africa, particularly Egypt - Bahariya Formation, and Morocco - Kem Kem Beds.
Time period: Albian to Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: To date at least six partial specimens of the skull, mandible, neural spines, and other fragmentary postcranial remains. Teeth, however, are considerably more common.
The Spinosaurus was a dinosaur that lived during the Cretaceous period in North Africa, approximately 100 million years ago. The Spinosaurus is a theropod dinosaur and may be the largest and longest of its kind, weighing as much as 6 tons and being 49 feet long. At present the Spinosaurus is believed to have been the world's largest carnivorous dinosaur, weighing more than the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The Spinosaurus had a long and narrow skull, making it look like a crocodile (only much larger), and had long spines extending upward from the vertebra which looked similar to a sail and was likely to have had skin connecting them. The name 'Spinosaurus' means 'spine lizard.'