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Cristatusaurus (meaning "Crested reptile") is an extinct genus of spinosaurid theropod dinosaur. It lived during the Early Cretaceous Period of what is now Africa.

There is some debate over the identity of this creature, in that some argue that it may be the same dinosaur asSuchomimus, which has also been found in Niger. Some therefore suggest that Cristatusaurus is a dubious name. Its fossils were found at Gadoufaoua in Niger, Africa, in 1973. These fossils are quite similar to those of Baryonyxand Suchomimus. The type species, C. lapparenti, was formally described by Taquet and Russell, in 1998.

Cristatusaurus
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Name Meaning

Crested Reptile

Length

4 metres

When

Early Cretaceous

Where

Niger, Africa

What It Ate

Carnivore

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