Definition of giganotosaurus in English:


Line breaks: giga|noto|saurus
Pronunciation: /dʒʌɪɡəˌnəʊtəˈsɔːrəs


An enormous carnivorous dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period, resembling the tyrannosaurs.
  • Genus Giganotosaurus, suborder Theropoda, order Saurischia
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  • Allain says Mapusaurus is more closely related to the Argentinian Giganotosaurus than to the African species.
  • Blanco had successfully used a similar method to estimate the speed of 30 living mammals and the T-rex-like dinosaur Giganotosaurus.
  • With the discovery of Giganotosaurus and related forms, Carnosauria is once again the home of the world's largest terrestrial predators.


modern Latin, from Greek gigas 'giant' + nōton 'back' + sauros 'lizard'.

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