There’s been discovered a mysterious dinosaur species that experts knew very little about. The huge discovery was made in Morocco and marked an important breakthrough.
The Spinosaurus lived 125 million years ago
The species is known as Spinosaurus, and it’s a massive creature that used to walk the Earth 125 million years ago. It was even bigger than a Tyrannosaurus – 60 feet high.
The creature is believed to have inhabited the area that is now North Africa, and it’s first became known to experts after the remains were found in Egypt. German paleontologist Ernst Stromer found these back in 1915.
On the other hand, it’s worth noting that the only proof that the carnivore existed was destroyed back in the WW2 and expert Nizar Ibrahim has been trying to solve the mystery ever since.
Express website notes that back in 2017, he “hit the jackpot,” when a fossil trader in Milan reached out to Italy’s Natural History Museum, National Geographic’s “Spinosaurus” documentary revealed.
The series stated the following: “Suddenly, everything changes. At the Natural History Museum in Milan, Italy, Cristiano Dal Sasso receives a large collection of bones from an Italian fossil trader.”
He was told they’re from Morocco, and more than that, it seems that they’re all from a single specimen, and they bare a striking resemblance to Stormers’ lost Spinosaurus.
“Cristiano quickly connects with Nizar, knowing he’s been obsession over Spinosaurus’ bones for the last decade.”
Dr. Ibrahim really wanted to share the excitement over this discovery with the world and said the following:
“They said it is a large predatory dinosaur and that I should see it. So I traveled to Italy on my small student budget, and I saw this really amazing layout of bones on the table.”
He continued and said that he was extremely amazed when he saw the finding that he could barely breathe.
“Tall spines, leg bones, foot bones, skull fragments, it was a collection of fossils even more complete than Stormers,” he said.
Nazar was convinced the skeleton is Spinosaurus, and he had all 60 bone fragments moved to the University of Chicago to be systematically studied.