Spinosaurus not like you imagined itSo, the new paper about the proportions of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus (yes you heard right, that species, not "S. maroccanus") is published.
What does it bring us, you ask?
Well, apparently Spinosaurus is the longest known Theropod till date, which isn't that much of a surprise. Fanboys might nod their heads, but hold on! The estimated center of body mass was located way in front of both hip and knee points. This made Spinosaurus likely unable for bipedal locomotion. Ibrahim et al have proposed a quadrupedal terrestrial locomotion, according to that paper it must have looked something like the combat-crawling-method speculated by Duane Nash.
Furthermore it has been speculated by dinosaur enthustiasts that the new specimens from the Kem Kem beds ma