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Altispinax dunkeri

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"High Spine"

Describer Dames, 1884
Also Known As --
Type of Species dunkeri
Order Saurischia
SubOrder Theropoda
InfraOrder --
Micro-Order --
Family Nomina Dubia
Size 30 feet (9 meters) long
Period Early Cretaceous, 125-119 million years ago
Fossilsite Germany, Belgium, England
Diet Carnivore

All is known from this large carnivore is that it came from a tooth found in Germany. The tooth itself did not contain any serrations, this tooth had a thickened, blade like edge. There is no reliable way to tell whether the serrations were presented in life, or were in fact worn away after death. This isolated teeth from which this genus is known were later linked to several vertebrae found at an English site, belonging to the dinosaur Altispinax.

Altispinax dunkeri