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Semi-Aquatic Lizard

Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus Vertebra 150mm

£1,192.00 GBP

Exceptionally well-preserved Spinosaurus aegyptiacus vertebra measuring 150mm from perhaps the most ferocious theropod dinosaur to have roamed the lagoons and waterways of what is now the northern Sahara desert of North Africa. One other dinosaur could dispute Spinosaurus for top predator at up to 59 feet in length and 21 tonnes, Carcharodontosaurus, up to 44 feet in length and 15 tonnes also ranged the Cretaceous of N.Africa. Spinosaurus being a semi-aquatic dinosaur, it is thought the two dinosaurs were not in conflict over territory or prey too often, Spinosaurus having mainly a marine diet of sharks and large fish.

An exceedingly large and scientific important dinosaur bone from the ‘Kem Kem' Red beds, the Taouz hamada formation in Morocco's Western Sahara desert, North Africa. The exquisite Spinosaurus aegyptiacus vertebrae which have been preserved exceedingly well in the red beds, with the less common and very appealing cream or ivory colour throughout the vertebrae, with faint soft saturated pinks around some areas, please view all the images. Revealing the internal bone tissue and blood vessel structure, this on the ventral side where the spinal cord passed. The condition is exceptional and 100% natural with no restoration apart from stabilising the bone where now stable fracture lines are visible, only the removal of some of the surrounding (bedrock) matrix, from the fossil bed, has taken place along with the application of a stabilising substance to preserve and protect the exceptionally rare dinosaur vertebrae.

Genus: Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. Theropoda, Spinosauridae.
Age: Mesozoic, Cretaceous, 100,000,000 - 89,000,000 years.
Origin: Tegana, 'De Ksar-es-Souk', Kem Kem, Morocco, N. Africa.

Spinosaurus vertebra measurements.
Length: 15 cm
Width: 11.4 cm
Depth: 9.5 cm

Approximate weight: 0,828 g

Spinosaurus scale image

SPINOSAURUS. 4.3M x 18M / 14.1FT x 60FT
HOMO SAPIEN. 1.8M / 6FT

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