Saturday, April 18, 2009

Giganotosaurus carolinii

I really need to do a new drawing of this guy, both of these are older. The first from 2005 and the second from 2000 (with colors by Jess.) I've always like this animal, a large sauropod hunter from South America with a huge skull. The original material is around 42 feet, some estimate place it at 45 feet but that's the largest I've heard. There is a partial lower jaw from another specimen that's 8% larger so this animal could possibly get close to 50 feet long.

I have learned recently that the skull is much more fragmentary than is commonly known. Theropoda has a post on it. It's from a few weeks ago but it's there:)




  1. Hmmm...interesting. I always thought the skull wasn't as fragmentary as you suggest. Herm. :) Still, love the Giggy.


  2. the first giggy skull was 70% complete, the second was not so much but appeared to be about 8% larger. thats a big predator.