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A very large carnivorous theropod dinosaur of the genus Giganotosaurus of the Cretaceous Period, having a massive skull and large teeth.

[New Latin Giganotosaurus, genus name : Greek gigās, giant + notos, south + sauros, lizard.]
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They were delighted to get a response a few days later confirming Charlie, whose favourite dinosaur is the giganotosaurus, was indeed right.
Among those set to make Bristol Zoo their home will be a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Dilophosaurus and Giganotosaurus, one of the largest dinosaurs that ever lived
The Next Adventure features 23 life-like robotic dinosaurs, including the carnivorous Giganotosaurus, Utahraptor with his curved claws and feathery limbs, Baryonyx - one of the very few dinosaurs whose diet consisted solely of fish, and the gentle giant, the plant eating Brachiosaurus.
A HUGE giganotosaurus, a dilophosaurus and a brachiosaurus are new arrivals at Chester Zoo - as keepers turn back the clock more than 250 million years.
But had we shared the planet with such terrors as Giganotosaurus and the enormous shark Carcharocles megalodon, we probably wouldn't have fared so well.
Wu and the technicians create a dinosaur hybrid, Indominus rex (so named because it is easy to pronounce) by splicing together the DNA of four other dinosaurs: giganotosaurus, rugops, majungasaurus and carnotaurus.
I remember when I was a kid they had found a Brontosaurus that was exponentially bigger than the others and they named it a very non-creative name like Giganotosaurus or Hugeasaurus or something like that, I can't exactly remember (laughs).
And once you've seen them, you'll never forget the crocodile-faced Suchomimus or the giant Giganotosaurus.
Both are strongly placed within the carcharodontosaurian theropods, Shaochilong as a close relative of South American and African taxa (Carcharodontosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Mapusaurus, Tyrannotitan) and Chilantaisaurus as a neovenatorid, a member of the same clade as Fukuiraptor from the Early Cretaceous of Japan (Benson et al.
The exhibit's Dino Trail cuts through an ancient rainforest that features 20 animatronic creatures from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, including an enormous Giganotosaurus.
As more weird and wonderful creatures emerge into the present day, maverick policeman Danny Quinn (Jason Flemyng) and plucky Egyptologist Sarah Page (Laila Rouass) join the gang, facing a Giganotosaurus and a host of beasties that could spell the extinction of mankind.