How to say it gig-an-oh-toe-sore-us

What it means “giant southern lizard”

Named by Coria and Salgado (1995)

Where found Argentina

Length up to 13.2m

Height 4m

Weight 8 tonnes

How it moved on two legs

Teeth long, blade-like and serrated – ideal for slicing

Type of feeder carnivorous

Food other animals

When it lived 112-90m years ago (Early Cretaceous)

Dinosaur order saurischian (lizard-hipped)

Other info taller and longer but slimmer than T. rex, it lived millions of years earlier in South not North America. Three fingers on its hands, not two like T. rex. May have hunted Argentinosaurus. Rivals Spinosaurus as the largest carnivorous dinosaur yet known.

Published in: on April 22, 2009 at 4:11 PM  Comments Off on Giganotosaurus  
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