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!
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.
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?