**Giganotosaurus** is a somewhat forgotten late Cretaceous theropod that is often overshadowed by the smaller theropod Tyrannosaurus Rex. Giganotosaurus may have been larger overall than T-Rex; however, in terms of bite force, this Carcharodontosauridae had a bite force of three times less than that of Tyrannosaurus Rex! Not impressed by this carnivore yet? You will be once you take a look at the numbers.

## The Numbers On Giganotosaurus!

### Giganotosaurus Length

The estimated length of Giganotosaurus is believed to have been around 42 – 43 feet.

43 feet is equal to:

The length of the fossilized super snake Titanoboa discovered in Columbia in 2009.

The maximum length of a full sized female giant squid.

The length of 1.75 fully grown male African bull elephants.

…and just for fun: equal to the length of the diameter of 618 nickels.

### Giganotosaurus Weight

Estimates of Giganotosaurus’s weight fall at around 8.8 short tons or 17,600 pounds.

17,600 lbs is equal to:

100 newborn narwhals.

The same weight as 2 fully grown Anototitan hadrosaur dinosaurs.

The weight of 3,520 five pound bags of sugar.

…and just for fun: equal to the weight of 14,080,000 average goose feathers.

### Giganotosaurus carolini Height

Current estimates put the Giganotosaurus carolinii at around 20 feet tall in total and around 13 feet tall at the hips. There is a little give and take on this height; however, note that Tyrannosaurus Rex and Giganotosaurus carolinii were within the same height range.

20 feet is equal to:

Two feet taller than the average giraffe.

The height of a two story home without the roof.

Just about two and a half of Sultan Kösen – the current tallest man in the world (8 feet 3 inches tall.)

…and just for fun: equal to the height of 3922 pennies stacked on top of each other.

Who do you think would win in a match up between Giganotosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex?