Pieces of the Puzzle

Spinosaurus was re-created using CT scans of the new Moroccan skeleton, photos, and Ernst Stromer’s drawings of specimens destroyed in WWII. Holes were filled in by studying close relatives and adjacent bones.

Lawson Parker, NGM Staff. Map: Ryan Morris, NGM Staff. Art: Davide Bonadonna. 3-D Skeleton: Tyler Keillor and Lauren Conroy, University of Chicago.
Sources: Nizar Ibrahim, University of Chicago; Cristiano Dal Sasso and Simone Maganuco, Natural History Museum of Milan; Ron Blakey, Colorado Plateau Geosystems (map); Matteo Fabbri, University of Bristol (bone scans)