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“Bigger than a T-Rex, water loving Spinosaurus throws dinosaur orthodoxy for a loop”
Michigan Radio | By Stateside Staff
Published September 30, 2020 at 5:36 PM EDT
I listened to this “podcast” on NPR yesterday on my drive back from Grand Rapids. Just when we thought we knew everything (tongue firmly in cheek) they discover a brand new giant dinosaur that was a river predator, bigger than a T-Rex, along with a lot of other new dinosaurs out in the Sahara.
“The most interesting thing about this animal is its anatomy. It looks very very different from other predatory dinosaurs like T-Rex, not just because of the giant sail on its back, but mostly because it had a number of adaptations for life largely spent in water. So this was a river monster dinosaur, if you like.” Ibrahim said. “That’s a first in the world of dinosaurs, a giant predator going after prey in the water column.”
Listen to this fascinating NPR podcast here