- Suchomimus tenerensis
- Sereno, Beck, Dutheil, Gado, Larsson, Lyon, Marcot, Rauhut, Sadleir, Sidor, Varricchio, Wilson & Wilson, 1998
- Meaning of generic name
- Crocodile mimic
- Meaning of specific name
- [From Tenere Desert]
- Length: 11 m
- Nearly complete skeleton with skull.
- Age and Distribution
- Elrhaz Formation (Late Aptian), Tenere Desert region, Niger.
- Dinosauria Saurischia Theropoda Spinosauroidea Spinosauridae
- Further Reading
- P. C. Sereno, A. L. Beck, D. B. Dutheil, B. Gado, H. C. E. Larsson, G. H. Lyon, J. D. Marcot, O. W. M. Rauhut, R. W. Sadleir, C. A. Sidor, D. D. Varricchio, G. P. Wilson, and J. A. Wilson. 1998. A long-snouted predatory dinosaur from Africa and the evolution of spinosaurids. Science 282:1298-1302.
- Cristatusaurus lapparenti Taquet & Russell, 1998
Thursday, 14 January 2016
This large theropod from Niger was very similar to Baryonyx to the point that some author placed it in the same genus. It had an elongated crocodile-like snout equipped with sharp teeth ideal for catching fish. It lived in the similar marshy environments than the modern crocodiles. Blade shape vertebral spines form a low sail over the hips.