Have you heard of Spinosaurus? Me neither before yesterday

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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.

Nizar Ibrahim:

“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

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Very interesting, Li. Thanks for sharing

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re welcome, Sadje. I also watched a fascinating Nova episode last night about bats that I’ll be writing about either in its own post or on movies weekly post.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Oh cool. Will be looking forward to it

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  2. Carol anne says:

    Fascinating! I am like, wow!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it is! They are finding all kinds of new dinosaurs out in the desert.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Badfinger (Max) says:

    When I was a kid…dinosaurs were the coolest thing. I still love them. In third grade my project was to make a clay model of the Stegosaurus…been my favorite since.
    Hard to believe they are still finding different ones.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’ve also always been fascinated with dinosaurs. How cool to have a 3rd grade project to make a Stegosaurus out of clay. Yes it is!

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  4. memadtwo says:

    Interesting! (K)

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  5. Aphoristical says:

    I used to have a kitset wooden skeleton of a Spinosaurus. I think my mum still has it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Was yours a land dinosaur? This one is a river dinosaur with weak back legs. I do know the one you’re talking about with the big sail on its back…

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