November 30, 2022

The hunting habits of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, the largest known predatory dinosaur to roam the Earth, have been subject to intense scientific debate since detailed descriptions of its most complete fossils to date were published in 2014. At the time, Spinosaurus was described as a “semiaquatic” predator that prowled the shoreline of Cretaceous-era rivers, wading into the muddy banks to ambush fish with its massive, crocodilian jaws and interlocking teeth.

Continue reading Was the mega predator Spinosaurus really an underwater hunter?

Read the full eLife paper Spinosaurus is not an aquatic dinosaur.

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Feeding scene: Its jaws clamping down on a massive sawfish, Spinosaurus at 45 feet in length dominated water's edge along the coasts and inland rivers of Africa during the early Late Cretaceous.