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093--SPINOSAURUS AEGYPTIACUS by Green-Mamba 093--SPINOSAURUS AEGYPTIACUS by Green-Mamba
project: DINOSAURIA
specimen 093

SPINOSAURUS AEGYPTIACUS
"Egyptian Spine Lizard"
Stromer, 1915
Length: 16m (52.5 ft)
Weight: 9 tonnes (9.9 tons)
Location: Matrouh, Egypt
Era: Cenomanian age, upper Cretaceous (97 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Tetanurae
Megalosauroidea
Spinosauridae
Spinosaurinae

Notes:
Possibly the largest land carnivore of all time. The most complete specimen had been housed in Germany but was destroyed in an allied bombing run in World War II. Recently, however, good photographs of the original specimen have surfaced, adding to our understanding of his elusive dinosaur.
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tyyrson Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
hey is that a hump or a spine
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lollipop3455555555 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
FINALLY, MY FAVORITE DINO!!!!!! O3O
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Eusou123 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Awesome
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ZeWqt Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Actually, It's Spinosaurus aegyptiAcus, and I'm really dubious about the 16+ meters length estimation, more likely 13 meters, but it's just my opinion. An awesome color btw! :D
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Giganotosaurinae Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
13 m isn't impossible but is really conservative. I think that more than 14 m is more likely.
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:iconbrolyeuphyfusion9500:
13 meters is ridiculous for Spinosaurus, no offense. The dorsals of the holotype(IPHG 1912, a subadult Spinosaurus) were roughly twice the length of the ones in Baryonyx. MSNM V4047 would be even larger.
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ZeWqt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
for me is 16+ which is ridiculous, they probably don't have exactly the same proportions...
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:iconbrolyeuphyfusion9500:
And why? A ~13-meter Spinosaurus would have a ridiculously short tail, unless you're talking about IPHG 1912, not MSNM V4047.

Here are Spinosaurus aegyptiacus IPHG 1912(top is a very long-tailed ~16-meter version, middle is a normal ~14-meter version, and the bottom is a ridiculous ~12-meter long version):

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All made in 2012 by Scott Hartman.

And you should check out Scott Hartman's new SkeletalDrawing site. It has more and better skeletal diagrams than before.

His 2013 skeletal of Spinosaurus, which is found at that site, has a slightly longer tail and a proportionally smaller head than his 2012 version.

Using that skeletal, I just can't get it down to ~13 meters with any known bone measurement without distorting the tail length.
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ZeWqt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Yes, a shorter tail, because of its weight.
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:iconbrolyeuphyfusion9500:
So you go by the bottom-most skeletal?

That would mean that Spinosaurus' would be an extremely imbalanced animal. It would have a high risk of tripping by just walking. Tripping at that scale really would hurt a lot. If anything, a longer tail is needed to keep the center of gravity over the hips, and also more robust leg bones for the weight.
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