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Semi-Aquatic Lizard

Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus Vertebra 160mm

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Spinosaurus aegyptiacus dinosaur irregular bone dorsal vertebra measuring 160mm. While it is cautionary to specify with assurance the genus type of multiple vertebrae bones found from this location the slender shape, large size and anatomical features of this vertebra leads us to attribute the identification. The body of the vertebra is in good preservation, making an excellent study specimen. Several of the processes are evident. The vertebra has similarities to Ernest Stromer's illustrations from the early Egyptian excavations. Overall a handsome fossil specimen bone of the mightiest semi-aquatic carnivorous dinosaur found to date.

The condition; the mellow colour tones are pleasing and interesting, the light brown or caramel colouration from the Kem Kem formation. The colour is derived from the localised minerals in the depositional mud or silts of the fossil bed when any skeleton is deposited, petrified and eventually fossilised these minerals denote the outcome of the colouration of the skeleton or teeth, claws and bones. The condition of this vertebra is stable, however, any fossil bones should be handled with care. After aeons in the ground naturally, fractures do occur and this vertebra is no exception to this circumstance. The process attachments are visible, the centrum has sustained damage in the fossil layers. While the wasted body is in a stable condition, having again suffered damages of fractures in the fossil bed. It is the rarity and large size making this a unique vertebra a very good Spinosaurid collection piece.

This dinosaur vertebra is from the same fossil horizon where Nizar Ibrahim made a significant Spinosaurid find, in a detective tale which unfolded in the southern part of Morocco. The bones which led to the eventual discovery of a partial skeleton Nizar finally identified in Italy and with the help of Paul Serrano from the museum of Chicago excavated on the slopes of the Red Beds Hamada in the western desert, the replica of that partial skeleton was composed of bones from various sources and went on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., The exhibition of Spinosaurus, Lost Giant of the Cretaceous Period in April 2015. This current exhibit was discovered in Morocco between 2013 to 2014 made its way to a European source and was secured by our fossil team.

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: 16.0 cm
Width: 12.5 cm
Depth: 8.2 cm

Approximate weight: 0,572 g

Spinosaurus scale image

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

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