spinosaurus

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spi·no·saur·us

 (spī′nō-sôr′əs)
n.
A very large carnivorous theropod dinosaur of the genus Spinosaurus of the Cretaceous Period, characterized by a long narrow snout and long spines on the back that may have formed a sail-like structure.

[New Latin Spīnosaurus, genus name : Latin spīna, thorn + Greek sauros, lizard.]
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Stromers in den Wusten A gyptens: II, Wirbeltier-Reste der Baharije-Stufe (unterstes Cenoman)--3, das Original des Theropoden Spinosaurus aegyptiacus nov.
The original fossils of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, which had been in Munich's natural history museum, were destroyed during Allied bombing in April 1944.
The beast, called Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, was already known to scientists from a long-ago fossil discovery, but most of those bones were destroyed in Germany during World War II.