Bahariasaurus

Bahariasaurus ingens

  • Pronounced:  Bah-ha-Ree-ah-Saw-rus

  • Diet:  Carnivore (Meat-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Oasis Lizard"

  • Length:  20 to 40 feet (6 to 12 m)

  • Height:  8 to 16 feet (2.5 to 5 m)

  • Weight:  4 tons (3,600 kilos)

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous - 100 mya

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in North Africa

Very little is known about Bahariasaurus as only a small number of hipbones have been found. Even those were lost, however, when Allied bombs destroyed the German museum where the bones were housed during WWII. Bahariasaurus was probably a large meat-eater, almost as big as T. rex. It might have looked like Carcharodontosaurus  which lived in the same area of North Africa.

A number of these bones were found by German paleontologists shortly before WWI. In the early 1930's they were named Bahariasaurus and identified as coming from a huge carnivore. WWI ended the original search for the specimen and WWII destroyed what had been found. Some scientists have suggested that Bahariasaurus may have been part of the Tyrannosauridae family.



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