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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Peeling back layers that were formed 100 million years ago in the Cretaceous in parts of North Africa yielded evidence of predatory carnivorous dinosaurs like the Spinosaurus (which you may recognise from the Jurassic Park films).
The giant fish-eating theropod Spinosaurus became the first dinosaur known to swim in 2014, and it may have spent most of its time in water.
The app includes 10 types of dinosaurs: Triceratops, Diplodocus, Spinosaurus, Allosaurus, Quetzalcoatlas, Compsagnathus, Parasaurolophos, Stegosauras, Velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Until March 2017, guests can expect to see the likes of Tyrannosaurus Rex, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops in the newly installed Dinosaur Valley in Singapore Zoo, and some of their wild prehistoric cousins roaming in River Safari.
The Lost World's San Diego T-rex rampage and Jurassic Park III's relentless spinosaurus are chiefly motivated by the necessities of the plot; the closest we come to an explanation for that latter's behaviour is Grant telling a toddler playing with toys, 'These are carnivores.
SEE A DINOSAUR SCARIER THAN T-REX When you're less than 4ft tall, the new 50ft Spinosaurus at West Midland Safari Park is definitely a sight to behold
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He became known after he posted videos spouting his views on You Tube under the name Spinosaurus Kin.
Sur les traces de l'homme vendeur de fossiles, il a confie avoir deja rencontre l'un des morceaux du fossile, notamment la colonne vertebrale d'un Spinosaurus lors d'une visite de recherche.
The plan goes horribly awry when the group's low-flying plane hits a rampaging Spinosaurus - and it's then that the fun really begins.
Spinosaurus, a sail-backed predator first described in 1915, may be the only known dinosaur to have dwelled in and out of water, perhaps even hunting sharks (SN: 10/18/14, p.