View Full Version : Spinosaurus: 'The Swimming Dinosaur

09-12-2014, 03:53 AM
When I first saw this article (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29143096), my immediate thought was COOL. Last week we read about Dreadnoughtus, the largest Dinosaur (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/dreadnoughtus-dinosaur-leargest-creatures-roam-earth-article-1.1928138) to ever walk the earth and today we're reading about a dinosaur that's evolved to be semi-aquatic.

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.



R, M. (2014, September 11). Spinosaurus fossil: 'Giant swimming dinosaur' unearthed. BBC News. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29143096