Name: Bahariasaurus ‭(‬Bahariya lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ba-ha-ri-ah-sore-us.
Named By: Ernst Stromer‭ ‬-‭ ‬1934.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Ceratosauria.
Species: B.‭ ‬ingens‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Egypt‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bahariya Formation,‭ ‬Morocco‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kem Kem Beds.
Time period: Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: The known fossils of this dinosaur were destroyed in World War Two.

       One important question concerning North African theropod dinosaurs today is‭ ‘‬are Deltadromeus and Bahariasaurus the same dinosaur‭?’ ‬Both of these dinosaurs seem to have been very similar to one another,‭ ‬and both are known from the same formations,‭ ‬but comparison between Deltadromeus and the original Bahariasaurus‭ ‬fossils is impossible because the Bahariasaurus fossils were destroyed in World War Two‭ (‬a similar fate befell the original remains of the dinosaur Spinosaurus and the giant Crocodile Stomatosuchus‭)‬.‭ ‬For this reason while some recognise the possibility that Deltadromeus might be the same as Bahariasaurus,‭ ‬the link remains impossible to establish.
       Bahariasaurus would not have been the only theropod of its time and location and would have likely had to share its habitat with the‭ ‬aforementioned Spinosaurus and the huge Carcharodontosaurus,‭ ‬both of which would have been much bigger than Bahariasaurus.


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