Spinosaurus Fossils

 
 
Spinosaurus   >   Fossils

   



Spinosaurus Fossils

Spinosaurus fossils were first found in the Bahariya Formation of western Egypt - this fact is even reflected in the name chosen for the first species of Spinosaurus to be discovered - Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.

Subsequently additional Spinosaurus fossils have been found in several other North African countries, suggesting that it lived across quite a wide area.

Here is a list of the main Spinosaurus fossils found so far (inaddition a number of small fragmentary remains and teeth have also been found at various North African locations):

Date
 
Where
 
Discovered By
 
Catalog Number
 
Description/Comments
 
1915
 
Bahariya Formation, Egypt
 
Ernst Stromer
 
BSP 1912 VIII 19
 
This specimen consisted of various parts of the jaw, teeth, vertebrae, several ribs, and some neural spines. Stromer dated this specimen as being 97 million years old, and it was from this specimen that he described. and named Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. Unfortunately, in 1944, a World War II British bombing raid on Munich which severely damaged the Paläontologisches Museum München, resulted in the destruction of this specimen.
 
1996
 
Kem Kem Beds, Morocco
 
? (described by Cristiano Dal Sasso)
 
UCPC-2
 
This specimen consists of nasals and part of the skull between the eyes.
 
?
 
Kem Kem Beds, Morocco
 
? (described by Cristiano Dal Sasso)
 
MSNM V4047
 
This specimen consists of parts of the snout and nasals.
 
1996
 
Kem Kem Beds, Morocco
 
? (described by Dale Russell)
 
NMC 50791
 
This specimen is a vertebra. Based on this and other specimens, Dale Russell identified a second Spinosaurus species, Spinosaurus maroccanus. Not all paleontologists agree that this is a valid second species.
 
1998
 
?
 
? (described by P. Taquet and Dale Russell)
 
MNHN SAM 124,
 
This specimen consists of parts of a snout. Taquet and Russell described this as being another example of Spinosaurus maroccanus.
 
2002
 
Tunisia
 
? (described by Buffetaut and Ouaja)
 
BM231
 
This specimen consists of parts of an animal's jaw and some teeth. It has been described as being extremely similar to other examples of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.
 



Your Comments

Please feel free to comment on this page:

   





Linking to This Page

We do hope that you find this site useful. We welcome people linking to this website or citing us.

The URL of this web page, is:


If you want to link to this web page from your own web site, you can use the following HTML code:



 
      Spinosaurus Information:

   Classification

   Facts

   Fin

   Fossils

   Name

   Pictures

   Size

   Timeline



Links:

Dinosaur Coloring

Dinosaur Hangman

Dinosaur Jokes

Dinosaur Museums

Dinosaurs News

Dinosaurs Parks

Dinosaur Types

Science Downloads

Science eBooks



Educational Products

Education Downloads

School eBooks

Science eBooks

Science Project Downloads



More Types of Dinosaurs

Ankylosaurus

Ceratosaurus

Kentrosaurus

Pachycephalosaurus

Protoceratops

Styracosaurus

Tyrannosaurus rex
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Copyright © 2008-2017, Answers 2000 Limited

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.

Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.