Giganotosaurus dethroned Tyrannosaurus as the largest meat-eating dinosaur that ever lived when it was discovered in Patagonia in 1993.
Its skull alone is 5 feet (1.5 m) long. However, unlike Tyrannosaurus, it wasn’t a fast runner because its tibia and femur are the same length.
- Pronounced: GEE-gah-no-toe-SORE-us
- Means: Giant southern lizard
- Where: South America (Argentina)
- When: Middle Cretaceous
- Diet: Carnivorous
- Size of Adult: 49.5 ft (15 m) long
- Size of Animatronic model: L 39 ft 6 in (12.04 m), H 12 ft 8 in (3.86 m)*
* includes height of steel base