Giganotosaurus was a South American Carcharodontosaurid of the Albian or Early Cenomanian stage of the middle Cretaceous.


The skull could measure in excess of 160 cm long , making it one of the largest of any theropod. Giganotosaurus along with Carcharodontosaurus, Mapusaurus and Tyranotitan forms a family of dinosaurs called Carcharodontosauridae. Giganotosaurus and Mapusaurus have been put into a sub-family called Giganotosaurinae. It's name is often misspelled "Gigantosaurus".

In other mediaEdit

Giganotosaurus was shown as the predator of juvenile argintinosaurus in the special, chased by dinosaurs, Land of the Giants.


Name means: giant southern lizard

Pronouciation: Gig-a-not-o-saur-us

length: 13/13.2 meters (42/43 feet)

height: 3.8 to 4.5 metres (12 to 15 feet)

weight: 6-10 tonnes

When: around 118 to 90 mya

Where: South America

Diet: Tianosaurs, Ornithchians.