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Spinosaurus was very strange even by dinosaur standards. It had a body like that of a lean tyrannosaur, a head like that of a titanic crocodile and a sail on its back like that of a mythical dragon! Also, its straight, conical teeth show that unlike most other big meat-eaters, Spinosaurus ate mostly fish!

Vital Statistics

Genus Name: Spinosaurus ("spine lizard")
Type Species: * S. aegyptiacus (Stromer, 1915)
Length: 39-49 feet (12-15 meters)
Weight: 2-4 tons
Time: 110-98 million years ago (Middle Cretaceous)
Place: Egypt, Morocco
Diet: meat-eater (carnivore)

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