Image: Spinosaurus tooth

Spinosaurus tooth

Spinosaurus aegyptiacus tooth. Egypt, Late Cretaceous, 100 - 94 million years ago.

Photographer:
Robert Jones
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

Spinosaurus, and its close relative Suchomimus, had cone-shaped teeth similar to modern fish-eaters, such as freshwater crocodiles. These teeth were able to hook and pierce fish that tend to be slippery and hard to grasp.

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