Saturday, 8 February 2014

My Spinosaurus vs. Carcharodontosaurus from BDW (1999)

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Triceratops by BeriMimi

Mesozoic Mosaic pg #4
Illustration - my 2004 revision of my 1991 drawing - of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus being chased by a couple of giant theropods Carcharodontosaurus saharicus - by Beri (graphite), Copyright © 1999-2004 BERI

Spinosaurus aegyptiacus

Probably the longest meat eater, but more slender than T. rex or Giganotosaurus

According to my calculations, based on some still not described specimens, the skull reached the length from 225 to 245cm. Thus, the total length of the animal was somewhere in the range of 18 - 23 meters. It may have grown even bigger. According to the numerous finds of their teeth in N. Africa spinosaurs were quite common in the Upper Cretaceous.

Spinosaurid fossils were found in Europe, Africa, South America and possibly Asia.


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