Dinosaur bone - Spinosaurus maroccanus - 750 mm

Dinosaur bone - Spinosaurus maroccanus - 750 mm
Late Cretaceous (112 - 97 mil y) - Kem-Kem formation, Morocco

Spinosaurus is a carnivorous theropod dinosaur that lived during the middle Cretaceous in the area of present-day North Africa. Spinosaurus is the largest terrestrial predator in the world history known to date. Spinosaurus was discovered in 1912 and named in 1915. Only a part of the skeleton is known, so we are not sure exactly what it looked like. What we do know is that the skull was similar to a crocodile's and equipped with many sharp pointed teeth that served to grasp small prey.
Spinosaur bones are very rare because the fossilisation at the various African sites where these dinosaurs have been found is usually limited to hard skeleton parts such as teeth and claws. Finding such a bone in perfect condition can therefore be seen as extraordinary.

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