Spinosaurus Toe

Age - 99 / 93 Million Years Old - Cretaceous Era

Species - Spinosaurus

Specimen - Toe Bone

Discovered - Kem Kem, Morocco - Tegana Formation


** The Spinosaurus **

Spinosaurus is a genus of spinosaurid dinosaurs that lived in what now is North Africa during the Cenomanian to upper Turonian stages of the Late Cretaceous period, about 99 to 93.5 million years ago. This genus was known first from Egyptian remains discovered in 1912 and described by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer in 1915. The original remains were destroyed in World War II, but additional material has come to light in the early 21st century. It is unclear whether one or two species are represented in the fossils reported in the scientific literature. The best-known species is S. aegyptiacus from Egypt, although a potential second species, S. maroccanus, has been recovered from Morocco. The contemporary spinosaurid genus Sigilmassasaurus has also been synonymized by some authors with S. aegyptiacus, though other researchers propose it to be a distinct taxon. Another possible junior synonym is Oxalaia from the Alcântara Formation in Brazil.


** Tegana Formation **

The Tegana Formation is a geological formation in Morocco whose strata date back to the Early Cretaceous. It is a subsidiary of the Kem Kem Beds. Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.

Spinosaurus Toe

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