Giganotosaurus and Pronounced
(JIG-ah-NOT-oh-SAWR-us) meaning "giant southern reptile" it was one of the largest meat-eating
dinosaurs. This theropod was slightly longer than T. rex. It was about 43 ft (13 m) long and
weighed roughly 8 tons. It lived during the mid-Cretaceous period, about 100-95 million years ago.
Its fossil was unearthed in the Patagonia region of Argentina (in southern Argentina) in 1994.
This fossil replica is from the largest meat-eating dinosaur discovered. Plaza Huincul, Patagonia, Argentina.
Note that the U shaped groove along the root shaft of the tooth is where the replacement tooth would be growing.
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