Spinosaurus: Meat-eating dinosaur even larger than T-Rex, was ‘river monster’, researchers say

50-foot long creature lived in north African river systems in ‘huge numbers’ during cretaceous period

Spinosaurus were well-adapted to life in and out of water, palaeontologists have recently learned
Spinosaurus were well-adapted to life in and out of water, palaeontologists have recently learned

While the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex is rightly recognised as being among the most fearsome of carnivorous dinosaurs, in recent years an even larger beast - the spinosaurus - has begun to attain a similar level of infamy.

A new study by a team of researchers at Portsmouth University confirms the spinosaurus “was an enormous river-monster”, which would have terrorised riparian species.

This extraordinary dinosaur could grow to 50 feet (15 meters) long and weigh seven tons - making it even longer than the T-Rex, which could grow to 40 feet (12 metres) long.

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