Published on June 20th, 2022 | by Liz Martin-Silverstone
Episode 140: Aquatic Spinosaurids
In the last few years there has been lots of new work on the iconic Spinosaurus – was it aquatic? What about its relatives? What kind of evidence can we look at to tell us this answer? In this episode we speak with Dr. Matteo Fabbri, from the Field Museum of Chicago, who has been working on Spinosaurus and other relatives and has recently published a detailed study supporting the idea that some spinosaurids were likely a swimming, aquatic dinosaur at least part of the time. He walks us through the evidence for spinosaurids being semi-aquatic and tells us why they think they could swim.