Friday, 12 September 2014

giant swimming dinosaur fossil unearthed

Spinosaurus fossil: 'Giant swimming dinosaur' unearthed
By Rebecca Morelle Science Correspondent, BBC News
A giant fossil, unearthed in the Sahara desert, has given scientists an unprecedented look at the largest-known carnivorous dinosaur: Spinosaurus. The 95-million-year-old remains confirm a long-held theory: that this is the first-known swimming dinosaur. Scientists say the beast had flat, paddle-like feet and nostrils on top of its crocodilian head that would allow it to submerge with ease. The research is published in the journal Science.
Lead author Nizar Ibrahim, a palaeontologist from the University of Chicago, said: "It is a really bizarre dinosaur - there's no real blueprint for it. "It has a long neck, a long trunk, a long tail, a 7ft (2m) sail on its back and a snout like a crocodile. "And when we look at the body proportions, the animal was clearly not as agile on land as other dinosaurs were, so I think it spent a substantial amount of time in the water."

Very interesting and makes me think of several lake monster reports .The last  reported sighting of the Wast Water Creature  stated about a spiked back......perhaps a frill like this creatureCould there be more types of these creatures found? All exciting stuff for cryptozoologists .

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