Thursday, September 26, 2013

Giganotosaurus carolinii

      Giganotosaurus' full name is giganotosaurus carolinii. Pronunciation: JYE-ga-NO-toe-SORE-us CARE-oh-LEAN-ee-eye. Giganotosaurus was the longest meat-eating dinosaur yet discovered is Giganotosaurus, a 44-46 ft long behemoth, who weighed about 8 tons and stood 12 feet tall (at the hips). It walked on two legs, had a brain the size of a banana, and an enormous jaws with 8-inch long serrated teeth in a 6-foot  long skull. Giganotosaurus was a theropod from the mid-Cretaceous, living about 100-95 million years ago, toward the end of the Mesozoic Era, the "Age of Reptiles".                                                                                Giga-noto-saurus means "giant southern reptile". Its fossil was unearthed in Argentina in 1994. They found 70% of the skeleton has been found. You will never guess what they found near the Giganotosaurus?!?! Fossils were found of 75-foot-long plant eaters, presumably victims of this Giganotosaurus. 


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