The Suchomimius Tenerensis, commonly shortened to SuchoThe short form of Suchomimus. It's a very commonly used shortened form to refer to it. Click to learn more. Quick Bio The Suchomimus was a relative of the Spinosaurus, both being semi-aquatic piscivores. The Suchomimus had a very tiny "sail," if you could even call it that. It wa... More, was a very fast swimmer in the Early Cretaceous period. It very likely would out-swim the Spinosaurus (Late Cretaceous), if they ever came into contact. which is considered my favorite dinosaur. It would mostly eat fish, and other meat if needed.
It grew to approximately 11m long on average and weighed about 2.5 – 3.8 tons. Since the Sucho is a newer spinosauridA family of dinosaurs including Spinosaurus, Baryonyx, Irritators, and Ichthyovenator. More, we do not know as much about the Suchomimus compared to the Spinosaurus, or other dinosaurs that were discovered a longer period ago. Its nickname was “Crocodile Mimic.”
Suchomimus Design & Discovery
The Sucho was discovered in 1997 by American paleontologistSomeone who studies the history of life through the fossil record. Commonly Dinosaurs & plant life. More Paul Sereno, along with his team in Niger. It was originally discovered in the Elrhaz Formation. The first part of the fossil they found was a thumb claw. Unlike most theropodsThese are classified by their hollow bones & 3 toes with claws on each limb. Popular Theropods are: T. Rex, Spinosaurus, and Utahraptor. More, it had a very narrow, more crocodilian-styled skull. It likely had about 120 teeth in its maw, pointed backward.
Compared to other SpinosauridsA family of dinosaurs including Spinosaurus, Baryonyx, Irritators, and Ichthyovenator. More, its size was that of more of a medium-sized Spinosaurid. It was similarly sized to a Baryonyx, and larger than an Irritator and Icthyovenator. As the graph below shows below, with a human for comparison. (Red outline is Suchomimus)
Suchomimus Diet & Life
The Sucho likely ate primarily fish (Piscivore). But it likely didn’t pass up other meat-based foods when given the opportunity. Its lifestyle most likely included living around river systems so it had a constant source of food and water to live. Due to this, it most likely would stay near the rivers and rarely leave being nearby the water source.
Suchomimus in Media
The Sucho can be found in multiple forms of media. Some movies (Jurassic World), video games (ARK Survival EvolvedMassively popular dino survival game where you play a human surviving/taming wild dinosaurs/other creatures. Made by Studio Wildcard. More), and others. Unfortunately, there isn’t much known about specific details about the Sucho, so a lot of media just takes a guess on what it could do.
Check out my streams, some games I play have Sucho, like Path of TitansA dinosaur survival game, similar to The Isle somewhat, but with Cross-Play & Modding available. Developed by Alderon Games. More!
There isn’t much information available on the Sucho, so keep an eye out for updates to this post! (on the first update, we’ll add an Updated row to the top)
References & Notes
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- Natural History Museum