Meet Spinosaurus, the first dinosaur known to swim

By Shruti Saxena | Updated: Sep 12, 2014, 13:51 PM IST
Meet Spinosaurus, the first dinosaur known to swim

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Scientists on Friday announced the discovery of the world's first semiaquatic dinosaur - known as the Spinosaurus.

Paleontologists found the fossil of this enormous dinosaur in Moroccan desert cliffs. Spinosaurus aegyptiacus is the only known dinosaur adapted for a water-loving, semi-aquatic lifestyle.

The 9 feet (2.5 meters) long creature weighs equal to the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex (T-Rex) and the most interesting fact about Spinosaurus is that it is potentially the largest of all the carnivorous dinosaurs.

Spinosaurus was first identified from bones which were found on an expedition in the western desert of Egypt in 1911.