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Quick Facts
Weight8000 kilos
Length12.5 meters
Height6 meters

Giganotosaurus was one of the huge carnivorous dinosaurs that lived in the Late Cretaceous period about 95-100 million years ago. Rubén Carolina discovered this terrifying dinosaur in southern Argentina in his spare time hunting dinosaur bones. 

Giganotosaurus, whose name means "Giant Reptile of the South," measured up to 41 feet long from head to tail and weighed between 6.6 and 8.8 tons.

Giganotosaurus had a skull 2 meters long, bigger than the average human! It had almost 80 long serrated teeth, like knives, good for cutting the flesh of its prey, or it could swallow a human being in one bite.

Giganotosaurus had a massive skull, but strangely, it had a brain only half the size of that of tyrannosaurs, about the size of a banana!  

The Giganotosaurus walked on two legs; it was also believed that the Giganotosaurus was faster than the T-Rex; it could reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour while the T-Rex's top speed was approximately 18 miles per hour.

Is the Giganotosaurus bigger than the T Rex?

Contrary to popular belief, the Giganotosaurus wins this round. The Giganotosaurus was believed to be slightly larger than the T-rex and weighed up to 14 tons and a length of between 40 and 43 feet. While the T-rex, which weighed about 9 tons with a length of about 40 feet.

What does the name Giganotosaurus mean?

Discovered by Rubén D. Carolini, the animal was named Giganotosaurus Carolinii in 1995, whose name means "Giant Reptile of the South".

Did the Giganotosaurus have feathers?

There is no evidence to suggest that Giganotosaurus had feathers.

Can a Giganotosaurus kill Rex?

The Tyrannosaurus Rex is really ferocious, with its big teeth and incredibly strong bite, perfect for punching through armor. Whereas the Giganotosaurus was bigger than the T-Rex and had a very strong bite as well, especially when compared to the T-Rex. So, Yes! A bite from a Giganotosaurus would do a lot of damage and possibly even kill a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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Fun Facts

  • Giganotosaurus means "Giant Reptile of the South".
  • Giganotosaurus was a massive dinosaur that slightly outnumbered Tyrannosaurus Rex.
  • It was known to be the largest carnivorous dinosaur in South America.
  • He had a small brain for his size.
  • It lived 30 million years before the Tyrannosaurus Re

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