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 hand claw is in good condition with some repair and restoration. It is exceptionally large and it features some good detail and preservation.
Dimensions: 5" L x 1 7/8" W
Provenance: Kem Kem formation, Sahara desert, Morocco
Age: Cretaceous (146-65.5 MYA)
Type: Actual Specimen- one only