STL Science Center

STL Science Center

19 February 2015


Someone edited the Wikipedia entry for Aegyptosaurus in a way that Spinosaurus is listed as a probably predator of the estimated 11 tonne sauropod. It may be better noted that Spinosaurus may have scavenged from the dinosaur's carcass, but killing a healthy Aegyptosaurus was most likely not within the anatomical abilities of Spinosaurus, despite its rather large size. Regardless, we know that a highly probable predator of Aegyptosaurus was Carcharodontosaurus. The size of Aegyptosaurus was most likely a defense, but not a perfect defense.

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