- Name meaning:
- 'giant southern lizard'
- Dinosaur description:
- 8000kg, 12.5m-long
- large theropod
Giganotosaurus is known from very fragmentary remains.
Taller and longer but slimmer than Tyrannosaurus rex, Giganotosaurus lived millions of years earlier and in South America not North America.
Giganotosaurus had 3 fingers on its hands, not 2 like T.rex. It may have hunted Argentinosaurus.
- Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Carnosauria, Allosauroidea, Carcharodontosauridae
- Named by:
- Coria and Salgado (1995)
- Type species: