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Spinosaurus aegyptiacus Stromer 1915 (tetanuran)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Spinosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53372

Alternative combination: Spinosaurus aegypticus

Synonym: Sigilmassasaurus brevicollis Russell 1996 (taxon 66917)

Full reference: E. Stromer. 1915. Ergebnisse der Forschungsreisen Prof. E. Stromers in den Wüsten Ägyptens. II. Wirbeltier-Reste der Baharîje-Stufe (unterstes Cenoman). 3. Das Original des Theropoden Spinosaurus aegyptiacus nov. gen., nov. spec. Abhandlungen der Königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Mathematisch-physikalische Klasse Abhandlung 28(3):1-31

Belongs to Spinosaurus according to N. Ibrahim et al. 2014

Sister taxon: Spinosaurus marrocanus

Type specimens:

  • Spinosaurus aegyptiacus: BSP 1915, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Gebel el Dist (7p), which is in a Cenomanian terrestrial sandstone/sandstone in the Baharîje Formation of Egypt.
  • Sigilmassasaurus brevicollis: NMC 41857. Its type locality is Tafilalt region (NMC/CMN), which is in an Albian/Cenomanian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the Kem Kem Formation of Morocco.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore