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Spinosaurus


Spinosaurus
(‘Spine lizard’) Carnivore Cretaceous period, 112-97 MYA, Found in: North Africa, Lived in: Forests, Spinosaurus is the largest meat-eating animal that has ever existed, bigger than a T-rex. Its diet consisted of fi sh and land animals. Fact Crocodile-like Its head was the longest of any carnivorous dinosaur, the size of a human being, and was shaped like a crocodile’s head Grasping arms Claws on its small arms could grab prey, Largest carnivore Spinosaurus was taller than T-rex.

Sail back The giant 1.5m spine, sometimes called its ‘sail’, could have been used to attract mates, control body temperature and warn off competitors. Dino skill Its teeth were arranged in a ‘fi sh trap’ at the front of its mouth to better catch slippery fi sh, while its nostrils were turned inward, so it could eat and breathe at the same time while in the water. Killer rating: 4/5 Speed: 4/5 Defence: 4/5 Spinosaurus.

Spinosaurus