6.25" Spinosaurus Claw (05)

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DICLA105
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Description

This claw belonged to a Spinosaurus Marocannus dinosaur. Spinosaurus was a large Spiny carnivorous dinosaur from the Cretaceous period. It had a large  a large dorsal sail-like structure or fin that was made up of large spines ranging up to 2 meters (7ft) in length, these spines may have been connected by a tough skin. Some theories suggest that Spinosaurus used this structure for themoregulation and/or mating rituals and display. Spinosaurus  was the largest of all known carnivorous dinosaurs, even larger than T-Rex, it may have reached 16-18 meters or (52-59 ft) in length, and may have weighed 7-9 tonnes. 
This Spinosaurus claw is in great condition with only minor repair, it is exceptionally large, and features great detail and preservation.  

Dimensions: 6 1/4" L x 1 3/4" W

Provenance: Kem Kem formation, Sahara desert, Morocco

Age: Cretaceous (146-65.5 MYA)

Type: Actual Specimen- one only