The biggest carnivore


We’ll probably continue to get these kinds of updates for a few more decades until we get to the really hard to find giant dinosaurs, I suppose:

Take the report last month that Spinosaurus is now officially the biggest carnivorous dinosaur known to science. This two-legged beast actually strode onto the fossil scene in 1915 when a specimen was described by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer. He figured this theropod (defined as a two-legged carnivore) was bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex, but the original Spinosaurus bones were destroyed by Allied bombs in 1944. So the T. rex reigned as the king size, carnivorous land beast for decades.

[tags]Dinosaurs, paleontology[/tags]

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