Image: Suchomimus skull, teeth and claws

Suchomimus skull, teeth and claws

Suchomimus tenerensis skull, showing teeth, and claws. Fossil cast. Niger, Early Cretaceous, 118 - 112 million years ago.

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Suchomimus, and its close relative Spinosaurus, 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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Tags skull, teeth, tooth, dentition, claws, fossil, cast, dinosaurs, Early Cretaceous, Niger, carnivores, carnivorous, meat-eating, meat eaters, spinosaurs,