Crocodile-faced dinosaur may have been Europe’s largest predator ever

Crocodile-faced dinosaur may have been Europe’s largest predator ever

Crocodile-faced dinosaur may have been Europe’s largest predator ever

An enormous crocodile-headed, spiny-backed dinosaur that prowled what is now England about 125 million years ago was one of the largest predators ever to have swept across Europe.

Paleontologists have unearthed the remains of this behemoth on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England. The researchers nicknamed the newly discovered species “White Rock spinosaurid,” after the chalky geologic layer found on the island where it was discovered. Since the scientists have only excavated bits of fossils, the animal has yet to be given an official scientific name.