[D] Suchomimus tenerensis [Sa] [Su] [sG] [T]
Sereno, Beck, Dutheil, Gado, Larsson, Lyon, Marcot, Rauhut, Sadleir, Sidor, Varricchio, Wilson 1, Wilson 2, 1998.
Cretaceous Early Albian
Saurischia Theropoda Tetanurae Spinosauroidae Spinosauridae
Tenere desert of Niger
Genus - Typespecies - Skull
Paleontologist Paul Sereno of the University of Chicago presented a previously unknown predatory dinosaur, a spinosaur, a 36-foot long dinosaur with a long skull that resembles a crocodiled that Sereno and his team discovered during a dig in a remote part of the Sahara desert in Niger during a press conference at the National Geographic in Washington DC.
Suchomimus tenerensis breaks a new record concerning the number of coauthors of the description of a dinosaurian new genus and species, eclipsing the previous record of nine. Suchomimus possesed huge curved claws and a skull like a crocodile, was biepal and was about 36 feet (11 m) long with a sail-like fin on its back. It lived 100 million years ago in what is now the Tenere desert of Niger.
(MNN GDF500) (11.0 m, 2.9-4.8 tons) third cervical rib, fifth cervical rib, eighth cervical rib, first dorsal vertebra, second dorsal vertebra, third dorsal vertebra, fifth dorsal vertebra, sixth dorsal vertebra, seventh dorsal vertebra, eighth dorsal vertebra, ninth dorsal vertebra, tenth dorsal neural spine, eleventh dorsal centrum, thirteenth dorsal vertebra, fourteenth dorsal vertebra, fifteenth dorsal vertebra, sixteenth dorsal vertebra, ten dorsal ribs, gastralia, sacral neural spines 3-5, caudal transverse processes 2-5, caudal neural spines 1-5, six mid caudal centra, distal caudal vertebra, three chevrons, scapula, coracoid, humerus (560 mm), radius (255 mm), ulna, manual ungual I (264 mm), manual ungual II (165 perp. to art.), metacarpal III (130 mm), manual ungual III (120 perp. to art.), ilium, pubis, ischium, femur (1.075 m), tibia (945 mm), pedal phalanx (Sereno et al. 1998) Very large, and only subadult. [M.Mortimer]
Some theropod specialist think the anatomical differences between the material of Suchomimus tenerensis (Sereno et al. (1998)) and Baryonyx walkeri only warrant recognition of the former as a distinct species of Baryonyx, [Baryonyx tenerensis] and that the generic names [Cristatusaurus] and Suchomimus should be considered subjective junior synonyms of Baryonyx.