I think I might alternate between carnivores and herbivores going forward but anyway…
One of the largest terrestrial predators of all time, Giganotosaurus has secured lasting fame as a hunter of titanic sauropods. Reaching lengths of over 12.5 meters and weighing in at up to 14 tons, it was an apex predator to be reckoned with. It is recognizable by its prominent eye crests, nasal ridges, and pronounced “chin,” which actually had the purpose of defusing tremendous bite force to precise locations on prey. Giganotosaurus lived in open floodplains and swamplands that were also shared with an abundant amount of biodiversity. It is well believed to have filled the dominant predator role hunting large animals like sauropods and iguanodonts, perhaps in packs of 3 or more individuals.
- Giganotosaurus was discovered in 1993 at the Candeleros formation of Patagonia, Argentina by an amateur fossil prospector. The digsite drew immediate attention as a massive carnivore that could topple Tyrannosaurus’s reigning size record.
- It’s often thought of as living alongside and hunting Argentinosaurus, but it’s actually a misconception. Giganotosaurus lived alongside Andesaurus, a close relative of Argentinosaurus, about 1 million years earlier.
- It’s skull was larger than that of most theropods. With a skull at 6 feet long, it could swallow a man whole in a single bite!
- It’s name means “Giant Southern Lizard.”
Would you like to see Giganotosaurus in Jurassic World: Alive?
How do you think it would be in game?
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