Giganotosaurus
"Giganotosaurus"
2002
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4.5"x9.5"

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Publication History


Essay

Giganotosaurus may have been the largest and most massive predatory dinosaur that ever lived. The biggest giganotosaur was a yard longer and a ton heavier than "Sue", the largest known Tyrannosaurus rex. Despite a resemblance to the more famous tyrannosaurs, anatomical features of Giganotosaurus show it was a member of the Allosaurus clan.

Vital Statistics

Genus Name: Giganotosaurus ("giant southern lizard")
Type Species: * G. carolinii (Coria & Salgado, 1995)
Length: 42-46 feet (12.8-14 meters)
Weight: 8 tons
Time: 100 million years ago (Early Cretaceous)
Place: Argentina
Diet: meat-eater (carnivore)


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