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Dinosaur of the Day #113 - Spinosaurus Gen 2

Spinosaurus is a carnivorous dinosaur that lived in what is now Northern Africa during the Cretaceous period—about 110 million years ago. Most scientist agree that this dinosaur probably hunted both on land and in water and probably lived on a diet of both fish and small mammals. It is believed these dinosaurs floated in much the same way that modern crocodiles do; lying in wait and then using the element of surprise to hunt prey. They were first discovered in 1912 in Western Egypt by Richard Markgraf, although this original specimen was destroyed during the bombing of Munich, Germany during World War II. Since then, scientists have had to make due with studying the plaster casts of this animal.

Spinosaurus is one of the biggest dinosaurs known to scientists today. It is even bigger than the T. Rex. In fact, a Spinosaurus outweighs a typical T. Rex by about 1 ton and the next largest dinosaur—Gigantasauraus—by about a half of a ton.

There are a lot of interesting facts surrounding this large dinosaur. For instance, Spinosaurus was about 49 feet tall (comparable to a 5 story building), and weighed between 7-20 tons, or about the equivalent of 3 male elephants. It is also one of the first dinosaurs to have been identified as the first possible “swimming dinosaur”. Another interesting fact is that the Spinosaurus has a six foot long skull that was shaped much like a modern crocodiles skull. This made it easier for this dinosaur to fish. It is believed that these dinosaur’s walked on all fours when they weren’t in the water, but could also rear up on their hind legs like grizzly bears when they threatened.

They had a whole lot of different types of teeth. These included canines for ripping flesh, and an assortment of conical and grinding teeth. This was because of its varied diet which not only included fish but also may have included small mammals and other dinosaurs.

@Raven has updated the information about Spinosaurus over in it’s own thread if you are interested.

Rarity: Epic.
Metahub Tier: Alpha.
Health: 3900.
Damage: 1110.
Speed: 122
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Lethal Wound.
Rampage.
Strike.

So, thoughts on this dinosaur? Is it worth including on a team? Tactics and suggestions? What changes would you make and anything else you can think of?`

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I can’t get enough DNA of this one to have been worth playing it.

It has better attack abilities that it’s primary sister so it certainly has it’s uses probably mid levels if you can get enough DNA for it.

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Definitely a cool looking dino, I really like the colour scheme on her. Sadly, she had always been one of those Epic dinos I see in the wild that I skip over. Although I’m probably going to regret it later on, one of the things I’ve learned so far is to DART EVERYTHING!

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I want to like this dino so much, but she’s always getting destroyed in battle, even around other dinos her level. I think an Instant Distract would be useful.

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I will just leave these here as well, as the new and corrected infos on the Spiny Boi.

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I could never find enough DNA to do anything with, so have never leveled it up or used it in the Arena.

Looking at the stats, it seems pretty slow for a Raptor. So many things are faster: Baryonyx both Gens are faster, Diplocaulus! – both Gens are faster!

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It’s not a raptor though? :thinking:

Well I am really fast.

Looks like a raptor to me, but I am not a dino guy. This wouldn’t be the first time I was mistaken!

The 1.7 update increased Spinosaurus Gen 2’s health up from 3900 to 3990.