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new ref on Spinosaurus



BUFFETAUT, E. & OUAJA, M. 2002. A new specimen of Spinosaurus (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from the Lower Cretaceous of Tunisia, with remarks on the evolutionary history of the Spinosauridae. Bulletin de la Société géologique de France, 5, 415-421.

A fragment of left dentary from the early Albien (Ain el Guettar Formation, Chenini member) of Jebel Miteur (southern Tunisia) is described as Spinosaurus cf. aegyptiacus.

Following the authors, the family Spinosauridae comprises:

- Baryonichinae: Baryonyx (= Cristatusaurus = Suchomimus)
- Spinosaurinae: Spinosaurus, Irritator (= Angaturama)
- Siamosaurus ?

Baryonychines were replaced by the more avanced spinosaurines in the Albian and Cenomanian.

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