The dinosaur Spinosaurus aegyptiacus enjoyed surf with its turf since a new study has found this dino was a skillful swimmer that ate sharks and other marine life, sported an eye-catching sail, and was the biggest carnivorous dinosaur ever known.
The 44,000-pound 50-foot-long beast, described in the latest issue of the journal Science, measured more than 9 feet longer than the world’s largest documented T. rex specimen.Spinosaurus’ size and big teeth alone would have drawn attention to the dinosaur during its lifetime 95 million years ago. The Cretaceous dino’s large, and possibly multicolored, sail added yet another dramatic feature to its presence.
The fossil record for this and other swimming dinosaurs, including Spinosaurus, is incomplete. It is therefore unclear if any of these animals evolved into fully aquatic species that might have survived the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago. Read the full article at Mashable.