Sigilmassasaurus

Sigilmassasaurus brevicollis

  • Pronounced:  Sih-jill-mass-uh-Saw-rus

  • Diet:  Carnivore (Meat-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Sigilmassa Lizard"

  • Length:  25 feet (7.5 m)

  • Height:  10 feet (3 m)

  • Weight:  3,000 pounds (1,300 kilos)

  • Time:  Middle Cretaceous - 105 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in North Africa

Sigilmassasaurus seems to be a close relative of Spinosaurus. Not very much of this dinosaur has been found, but the bones of its spine, called vertebrae, look very similar to those of Spinosaurus. This was a medium-sized meat-eater that roamed what is now northern Africa. It was originally thought to be another type of Spinosaurus and some scientists think it may be a small Carcharodontosaurus.

Recently, the genus Sigilmassasaurus has been questioned. It is being suggested that the vertebrae belong to a Carcharodontosaurus species. It is also believed that these remains are those referred to by Stromer as SpinosaurusB.



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