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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Saurischia
  Suborder Theropoda
  Superfamily Spinosauroidea
  Family Spinosauridae
  Subfamily Baryonychinae
  Genus Suchomimus
Suchomimus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived during the Cretaceous period, about 120 to 110 million years ago.

Suchomimus is believed to have been about 40 feet (12 meters) long, and probably weighed about, or over, 6 tons.

Like its relative Spinosaurus, Suchomimus had a long snout and narrow jaws, and is believed to have eaten fish as part of its diet. Also like Spinosaurus, Suchomimus had tall extensions to its vertebrae which probably held up a fin or sail of skin, although Suchomimus's fin was much more modest than that of Spinosaurus.


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Suchomimus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 120 to 110 million years ago

Suchomimus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 120 to 110 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Suchomimus:
  1. Suchomimus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Suchomimus" means "crocodile mimic".

  3. Suchomimus was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Suchomimus was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Suchomimus was a Theropod - a member of a group of related bipedal dinosaurs that included the ancestors of birds (although Suchomimus was not itself an ancestor of birds).

  5. Suchomimus lived between about 120 million years ago and 110 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period.

  6. Suchomimus lived in Africa.

  7. Suchomimus was a carnivore (meat-eater).

  8. Suchomimus's diet is believed to have included fish, like those of its relatives, Baryonyx and Spinosaurus.

  9. Suchomimus was probably about 40 feet (12 meters) long.

  10. Suchomimus weighed over 6 tons.

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