Sigilmassasaurus is Spinosaurus: A reappraisal of African spinosaurines

  title={Sigilmassasaurus is Spinosaurus: A reappraisal of African spinosaurines},
  author={Robert S.H. Smyth and Nizar Ibrahim and David M. Martill},
  journal={Cretaceous Research},
Abstract Remains of enigmatic spinosaurs from mid-Cretaceous North African strata have, for over a century, been the subject of taxonomic deliberations. The gigantic Spinosaurus aegyptiacus Stromer, 1915 has gained iconic status in the vertebrate palaeontological community and amongst the general public. Perhaps the largest predatory dinosaur to have lived, this animal exhibits a bizarre range of adaptations consistent with a piscivorous diet and semiaquatic mode of life. Despite its popularity… Expand
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