The Spinosaurus


The Spinosaurus was equally spectacular as it was horrible. It used to live in North Africa. Studies on fossil teeth point to the possibility that it was semi-aquatic, and it used to eat both fish and other dinosaurs.

The Spinosaurus was the largest carnivorous dinosaur, even larger than the well known T-Rex. Recent findings and studies suggest that it reached a staggering 12.5m to 17.9m in length and weighed over 20 tons.

This dinosaur species had distinctive spines on its back, which grew at least 1.65 metres long. They are thought to have helped with temperature regulation and added weight while in the water.

The Kem Kem Beds in Morocco are famous for findings of spinosaurus teeth from the Late Cretacious era. The fossils are usually found in a thin bed around the edge of a large plateau in the vicinity of Taouz. Local miners collect these fossils by digging narrow tunnels by hand into this plateau.