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- n. Plural form of spinosaurid.
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In 1983, amateur palaeontologist William Walker discovered Baryonyx walkeri in the Weald Clay of Ockley, a specimen that proved to be a ‘Rosetta stone’ for the interpretation of a hitherto enigmatic theropod group, the spinosaurids.
In contrast, oxygen-18 values in crocodiles and spinosaurids were not significantly different.