Aegyptosaurus

Aegyptosaurus baharijensis

  • Pronounced:  ee - Jip - toe - Sore - us

  • Diet:  Herbivore (plant eater)

  • Name Means:  "Egyptian Lizard"

  • Length:  50 feet (15 m)

  • Height:  16 feet (5 m)

  • Weight:  unknown

  • 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.



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