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Name meaning

"Giant Southern Lizard"

Code name





26 ft


13.2 meters (43 feet)


7-8 tons


South America

Game appearances

Warpath: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park III: Park Builder

Comic appearances

Jurassic Park: Redemption V

Stub This section is taken from the Dinosaur Field Guide.

Giganotosaurus ("giant southern lizard") is currently one of the largest known meat-eating dinosaur ever. For many years Tyrannosaurus held that record (although bits and pieces of Carcharodontosaurus and Spinosaurus showed that they were as large as any individual T. rex). Then, in 1995, paleontologists Rodolfo Coria and Leonardo Salgado reported the discovery of a new meat-eater bigger than any tyrant lizard. They named the giant dinosaur, Giganotosaurus carolini.

Bone for bone, it was larger than the largest skeleton of T. rex ever found! The skull alone was 6 feet (2 m) long! What's more, a lower jaw bone was later found from an individual even bigger than the first one - with a skull perhaps 2 meter (6 feet) long. Clearly, Giganotosaurus was a gigantic dinosaur.

When Giganotosaurus was alive, the most common plant-eaters in South America were the titanosaur sauropods. While a single Giganotosaurus could kill a young titanosaur, it would take many Giganotosaurus to bring down a giant adult. Originally, there was no evidence that Giganotosaurus hunted in groups, but a recent discovery from slightly younger rocks shows that they indeed may have lived in packs of 6-12 or more individuals.

Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Giganotosaurus

Jurassic Park Franchise

Giganotosaurus has not appeared in any of the Jurassic Park novels or films, but has been featured in some video games. It appeared also on the covers of Jurassic Park: Redemption comic books.

Video games

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Gigantosaurus in the Raptors gallery for TLW-JP for PS1

From the Raptor gallery of the TLW:JP video game

Giganotosaurus was featured on the raptor's gallery on the PSX/Saturn The Lost World: Jurassic Park game. Apparently it was cut from the game in favor for the T. rex and the Allosaurus.

Warpath: Jurassic Park

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"Giga" from Warpath: JP

The Giganotosaurus appeared in the game Warpath: Jurassic Park. It got mistyped as Giganotasaurus, and it's codenamed as Giga. It has

Giga biting its oppoonent

3 colors: blue, brown, and white red. The Giganotosaurus shares a similar battle style with Carcharodontosaurus and Albertosaurus, and its battle stage is the paddock.



Giganotosaurus from Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.

Giganotosaurus is one of the Carnivores Threes that can be created in Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.



Giganotosaurus was also on the covers of Jurassic Park: Redemption IV and V. In Jurassic Park: Redemption V it was attacked by a Mosasaurus and a pack of Velociraptors.

Playable Warpath Dinosaurs
AcrocanthosaurusAlbertosaurusAnkylosaurusCarcharodontosaurusCryolophosaurusGiganotosaurusMegaraptorPachycephalosaurusSpinosaurusStygimolochStyracosaurusSuchomimusTriceratopsTyrannosaurus rex

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