Scientists declared on Thursday, 11th of September that the detection in Moroccan desert cliffs of the new fossil remains of Spinosaurus, a 15-meter long.
The latest incomplete skeleton is of a Spinosaurus not fully grown, about 36 feet long and its forelimbs were huge and strong, with scythe like claws; its hind legs were undersized, with paddle-shaped feet after concluding of this fossil they found that Spinosaurus was the single recognized dinosaur adapted to living almost completely in the water.
New fossils of the gigantic Cretaceous-era predator indicated the facts that this Spinosaurus adjusted to life in the water some 95 million years ago, providing the most convincing evidence to date of a dinosaur capable to live and hunt in an aquatic environment.
Spinosaurus had been interesting anonymous specie for a long time. The oldest fossil of the dinosaur, found in Egypt a century ago and shifted to a German museum, was demolished during World War II, and left just only some drawings for paleontologists to consider and research.
The paleontologists found even more bones and soon they realized that same general feature in aquatic animals such as these bones were very bizarre indeed and the interlocking, a crocodile like teeth, ideal for catching swimming prey; the nostrils in the middle of the snout, high on the head; small hind limbs, the flat paddle like feet and the bendable rudder like tail. The bones were very dense, without the empty modularly cavity, these bones are only found in marine animals.
The animal we are restoring is so weird, it’s unlike any other dinosaur I have ever seen and working on this animal was like studying an alien from outer space that it is going to force dinosaur experts to change many things they thought they knew about dinosaurs,” said Nizar Ibrahim, who led the latest research of Spinosaurus.
They also used past records and figures from the first reported Spinosaurus detection in Egypt more than 100 years ago. Above all these features were created panic in Ibrahim and his colleagues that Spinosaurus is an aquatic species.