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Dinosaur Skeletons > Reconstructed skeleton of Spinosaurus during installation, Dinosaur Expo 2009, Tokyo by Matthew Lamanna

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Matthew Lamanna Matthew Lamanna
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0.57 Gigapixels
Date added
Feb 28, 2012
Date taken
Jul 14, 2009

A life-sized reconstruction of the skeleton of the gigantic (~15 m long) North African Cretaceous theropod dinosaur Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, produced by the Japanese natural history exhibition company HAN Project 21 Co., Ltd. and exhibited in their 2009 dinosaur exposition in Tokyo (Dinosaur Expo 2009: The Miracle of Deserts). Along with several other paleontologists, I had the privilege of co-advising this reconstruction. Unfortunately, the original (and still most complete yet discovered) fossil skeleton of Spinosaurus was destroyed in World War II, so much of this reconstruction was based on drawings and photos of that lost specimen. The remainder was "filled in" using a few more recently discovered Spinosaurus specimens (e.g., a huge snout from Morocco, described in 2005), as well as the skeletons of closely related theropods (e.g., Irritator, Baryonyx, Suchomimus).

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Input images: 154 (11 columns by 14 rows)
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Capture time: 2009-07-14 12:29:27 - 2009-07-14 12:58:19
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