|Meaning of Name:|| “giant southern lizard”|
| Period:||Cretaceous Period (138 million to 65 million years ago)|
| Size: ||13.5 - 14.3 meters long; head 165 cm |
|Weight:|| 7- 8 metric tons |
Discovered in 1993 by Rubin Carolini, Giganotosaurus surpassed the long-time record holder Tyrannosaurus (10 - 14 meters; 6 - 7 metric tons). T. rex has in fact been bumped into third place-new excavations of Carcharodontosaurus have indicated that it holds second place among the largest, meat-eating dinosaurs.