Pronounced: ee - Jip - toe - Sore -
Diet: Herbivore (plant eater)
Name Means: "Egyptian Lizard"
Length: 50 feet (15 m)
Height: 16 feet (5 m)
Time: Late Cretaceous - 95 mya
Fossil remains for this Dinosaur
have been found in Africa
Aegyptosaurus is a North African, long-necked plant-eater
that lived along the shores of an ancient sea in what is now the
Sahara Desert. This large dinosaur is actually a smaller
relative of the gigantic Argentinosaurus from South
America. During the time Aegyptosaurus lived, Africa and South
America were still connected and it may have moved to this North
African location over many thousands of years, involving into a
smaller version of their South American relatives.
Aegyptosaurus is yet another spectacular specimen temporarily lost
during WWII. Discovered in the same location as Spinosaurus it may
have been lost in the same bombing of Germany that may have destroyed
evidence of other specimens.