|Name:||“Thorn Lizard ”|
|Type:||Powerful meat-eating dinosaur|
|Lived When:||Early Cretaceous (144 to 99 million years ago)|
|Weight:||Up to 4 1/2 tons|
|Length:||Up to 49 feet|
|Diet:||Other dinosaurs, dead or alive; dinosaur eggs as well (probably)|
|Habitat:||Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Niger (these areas were floodplains covered with lush forests when Spino lived there!)|
|Interesting Facts:||Spinosaurus is named for the spines that stick out from its backbone. These are covered with a “sail” of skin.
Spinosaurus had crocodile-like jaws with rows of needle-sharp teeth. These long jaws were great for digging into dead dino bodies! Cool!
Take My Spinosaurus Quiz
True or False: Spinosaurus was the 2nd biggest meat-eating dinosaurs ever.
(Hover over your answer and I will let you know if you are right or wrong)