Posted by Nexus on January 19, 2014 (Updated: 26-Jan-2014)
The Spinosaurus was a large carnivorous dinosaur that existed in what is now known as North Africa, about 112 to 97 million years ago. It is currently the largest ever carnivorous dinosaur, beating the Tyrannosaurus and Giganotosaurus. It was up to 60 feet in length, 20 feet high and weighed up to 20 tonnes. It was first discovered from some remains found in Egypt in 1912 and it was documented by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer in 1915. The remains were unfortunately destroyed during World War 2. There’s potentially a second species of Spinosaurus that was discovered in Morocco.
Jurassic Park 3
Paleontologist advisor decided to find a new dinosaur for Jurassic Park 3 and made the Spinosaurus as the main antagonist. It’s 43 feet long and 19 feet at its fin and weighs 12 tonnes. This is actually smaller than the real-life version. It’s the only one seen on the island though Billy remarks that he didn’t know InGen had cloned it to begin with. It’s possible InGen had mistaken it for a Baryonyx or Suchomimus if it didn’t have it’s sail when it was born. We also don’t know whether it’s male or female. The dinosaur is located on the northwestern part of Isla Sorna which is why it was never encountered in The Lost World. That film took place in the southeastern area of the island.
When the group first encounter the Spinosaurus, it kills two of the mercenaries in the jungle and damages the plane in the process. It follows the plane into the jungle and attacks them. The creature kills another one of the mercenaries and the others manage to escape. They then encounter a young Tyrannosaurus and run back towards the Spinosaurus. A quick vicious battle ensues and the Spinosaurus comes out victorious. It kills the T-Rex by breaking its neck with its jaws and the others escape again. The survivors then encounter it again at the fences when they hear the satellite phone ring. Dr. Grant and Eric Kirby narrowly escape through a gap in the fence but the Spinosaurus breaks down the fence and the group flees to the abandoned laboratory.
In their final encounter, it appears on the river and attacks the survivors on the barge. The group came close to drowning and the Spinosaurus almost killed Paul Kirby. But it was frightened off when petrol from the boat’s engine ruptured and Dr. Grant ignited it with a flare. There were a couple of alternative endings that weren’t ever filmed. Originally, the Spinosaurus was going to be killed by a pack of velociraptors. Another ending was going to have it attack the marines on the beach.