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  • Spinosaur Caudal Vertebra


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    • A distal caudal vertebra of a Spinosaurid.

      What's slightly unusual about this vertebra is that it's slightly more slender than most Spinosaurid caudal vertebrae, which have a more square shaped centrum as seen from the lateral side. I am currently uncertain whether this is individual variation or that it might be taxonomically significant.

    Taxonomy

    Spinosaur

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Reptilia
    Order: Saurischia
    Family: Spinosauridae
    Genus: Spinosaurus
    Species: cf. S. aegyptiacus
    Author Citation Stromer 1915

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Cretaceous
    Epoch: Late
    International Age: Cenomanian

    Stratigraphy

    Kem Kem Compound Assemblage
    unknown formation

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Dimensions

    Width: 5.1cm
    Height: 9.7cm

    Location

    Taouz
    Kem Kem beds
    Errachidia Province
    Afghanistan

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    A distal caudal vertebra of a Spinosaurid.

    What's slightly unusual about this vertebra is that it's slightly more slender than most Spinosaurid caudal vertebrae, which have a more square shaped centrum as seen from the lateral side. I am currently uncertain whether this is individual variation or that it might be taxonomically significant.



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    Hunter0811

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    Seeing this vertebrea I am certainly that the vertebrea I bought in Paleotime is Spinosaurus as well, its a perfect match. Mine is Just as slender and almost looks like a copy of this one! Thanks!

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    LordTrilobite

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    41 minutes ago, Hunter0811 said:

    Seeing this vertebrea I am certainly that the vertebrea I bought in Paleotime is Spinosaurus as well, its a perfect match. Mine is Just as slender and almost looks like a copy of this one! Thanks!

    Yes I bought this vertebra there as well. There were three Spinosaurid caudal vertebrae for sale there that were nearly identical.

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