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Ernst Stromer

German paleontologist

Died when: 82 years 189 days (990 months)
Star Sign: Gemini


Ernst Stromer

Ernst Freiherr Stromer von Reichenbach (12 June 1871 – in Nürnberg; 18 December 1952 in Erlangen) was a German paleontologist.He is best remembered for his expedition to Egypt, which discovered the first known remains of Spinosaurus.

He described the following Cretaceous dinosaurs from Egypt: Aegyptosaurus, Bahariasaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, and the enigmatic theropod, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.Stromer also described the giant crocodilian Stomatosuchus.

The fossil bird genus Stromeria, named in his honor by Kálmán Lambrecht in 1929, is today synonymized with Eremopezus.

The sauropod Paralititan stromeri is also named in his honor.The majority of his fossil discoveries were destroyed during World War Two and only photographs of some remain.

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