Spinosaurus pronounced Spine-ah-sore-us
Means: Spiny Lizard
Period: The Middle Cretaceous - 95 million years ago
Where: Africa: Egypt and Morocco
The Spinosaurus was larger than the Tyrannosaurus Rex and may have been the largest carnivorous (meat eating) dinosaur ever!
Studies estimate that it was around 15 metres in length and weighed anywhere between 7 to 20 tonnes.
- Least Concern
- Near Threatened
- Critically Endangered
- Extinct in the Wild