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The ferocious predatory dinosaurs of Cretaceous Sahara

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In Cretaceous times (around 100 million years ago), North Africa was home to a huge river system and a bizarre menagerie of giant prehistoric predators — including the Spinosaurus, a dinosaur even more fearsome than the Tyrannosaurus rex. Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim uses paleontological and geological data to reconstruct this β€œRiver of Giants” in surprising detail.

Travel way back in time to the Saharan desert to witness The ferocious predatory dinosaurs of Cretaceous Sahara, an animated lesson from TED-Ed.

cretaceous era fossilized skeletons
Related reading at National Geographic: Paleontologist Finds Dinosaur Paradise, Including First Dino Known to Swim.

Then learn more about the water-loving Spinosaurus in this National Geographic video.

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