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Giganotosaurus carolinii by EmperorDinobot Giganotosaurus carolinii by EmperorDinobot
Giganotosaurus! The um...second largest terrestrial carnivore found thus so far! This beast hails from Argentina.

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y87arrow Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
second largest, after Spinosaurus? I thought Carcharodontosaurus was 2nd.
Like in that picture:
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
My sources back then (this is old art) said Giganotosaurus was biggest next to Spinosaurus.
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Carnosauria Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
My favourite dinosaur! I love it :D.
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Gigadino96 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Giganotosaurus was really the second largest terrestrial predator?

How big was, in your opinion?

PS: Very nice picture :D!
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Yeah, probably about 14 meters long.
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Harley-1979 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the discussions of who would win in a fight between this and T-rex
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Tyrannosaurus could taken on slightly bigger Carcharodontosaurus, and possibly Spinosaurus, since I picture Spinosaurus to be this big sedentary crocodile. Giganotosaurus is this gigantic lumbering death bite with some energy, but Tyrannosaurus truly surpasses these all in energy, biting power and hunting ability, though it should be, to some extent, somewhat sedentary. But it was the apex theropod predator of its era for a reason. This thing wasn't hiding out like Spinosaurus. It was a crush hunter for similarly sized herbivores, whereas Carcharodontosaurus and Giganotosaurus were cutters of HUGE GIGANTIC sauropods and anything else. Tyrannosaurus evolved to tackle well armed dinos like Triceratops and Ankylosaurus, and I doubt it went too much after Alamosaurus.
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Harley-1979 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right, there was the comparing of the teeth. Those banana shaped teeth of the T-rex
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Carcharodontosaur teeth were big, but their shapes were more for cutting than for stab stab CRUSH as they were for tyrannosaurs.
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DiloTheSeaDragon120 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
THE SECOND LARGEST CARNIVORE!!
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reptiletc Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lookin good!
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Thanks!
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Algoroth Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nice drawing of Big G! Looks ferocious, which I do believe he was.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
I might have exaggerated some proportions. Head shouldn't be so big.
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Algoroth Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Proportions can be tough. From what I can see, you got the head right on the money.
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The back could be taller though, this dino also had what looks like taller spine thingees hear to the neck, so it had a sort of withers effect..hunchback, maybe. . Bulk up the torso a bit, (belly lower) leave the legs and head just the way they are, and Big G here ought to be close to perfect.

Many times, going for the feel of the subject, on the 2D surface of the page helps the measurements yield results they alone won't allow. The feel of this dino, according to the head and post-cranial skeleton is bulk and deadliness. It seems to have a longer torso than T-rex, compared to the legs especially, so it was likely not as nimble as tyrannosaurids. I can imagine a rex sort of dancing around its prey, looking for an opening, while Big G looks like a charge and bite sort of guy, charge and bite till the prey is slashed open and bleeds to death. I could be wrong, but that's what I think of with this type of dino.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
That's exactly what carcharodontosaurs did. They were like sharks. Their teeth weren't made for stabbing but for slashing, unlike Tyrannosaurus whose teeth and jaws were for powerful bone crushing bites (once such an opening had been found). Carcharodontosaur prey included mostly sauropods (and some ornithopods, which usually were smaller), so a slash and bleed strategy was probably more apt for these slow yet massive animals. Tyrannosaur prey was more adapted to actually put up a fight, so a fight needed to ensue.
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Algoroth Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Exactly. But if you want to see a real FIGHTING tyrannosaur, look at this! This is pure awesomeness, the best Tyrannosaurus EVER! [link]
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Lol, nice!
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Algoroth Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ain't he cool? He's going to be a character in a fantasy book for children I want to write. There will be many other kinds of nuts, I mean characters in the story.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Nice.
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tyrantslayer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
pretty nice, although recent studies show that t rex and carcharodontosaurus were a bit larger
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Noooh, really?
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MikeSpikester11 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Up there with T-Rex. Giganotosaurus is one of my favourite Dinosaurs. No other dinosaur could beat either T-Rex or Giganotosaurus.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Such a childish train of thought. Amphicoelias being 4 times longer than either dinosaur could trap them in a fissure created by its weight. Or tear them apart with a tail whiplash, or simply stomp on them.
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MikeSpikester11 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
What I meant was as in any carnivorous Dinosaur.
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ZombieSaurian Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Awesome. though I can't help but think the tail is a bit too long, maybe it's just me.
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol we WOULD know for sure which was the biggest theropod if only the best specimens of Spino didn't get BOMBED back in 1944. WWII destroyed some of the best fossils ever found, I'm surprised the Brachiosaurus in Berlin didn't suffer the same fate.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
I'm very skeptic of the measurements they're making based on nothing but a few jaws and photographs. Where are these 'new' specimens? Huh? HUH?!
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol yeah one partial maxilla is not much to go on.
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Rafael-Albo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
my fav dinosaur! \m/
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
:lol:
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RaptorClaw06 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Smooth! :)
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karkemish00 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Student General Artist
genial , el gran Giganotosaurus
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HellraptorStudios Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool, are you goin to do other charcaordontosaurids than this and Charcarodontosaurus
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
mapusaurus is in the gallery somewhere, and im not going to do tyrannotitan.
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HellraptorStudios Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, those big sauropod killers are something special.


by the way, i got to lay the hands on the brontosaurus from Dino riders but it had no armour aswell as a second bull t-rex from tlw, gonna repaint as the chaos effect omega t-rex.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Ho, nice! I want the Saurolophus, the Edmontonia and the Struthiomimus from that line. I only have the Deinonychus and the Kentrosaurus.
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HellraptorStudios Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i got all of those exept the saurolophus. they are not easy to find.
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Spinosaurontop Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
f*cking sweet. nice detail and shades. extremely good
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Very cool, definitely looks fierce. It would be cool to see silhouettes of people stood next to these for the purpose of scale like in the reference books. :p
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Human could probably reach its knee.

I used to do scale-y thingies a long time ago. But I decided not to include them in my drawings anymore.
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, ok then. This summer, I have decided I'm gonna start drawing dinosaurs again and re-educating myself on as much paleo business as possible. My interest in militaria and history took over, but it's important I keep up my interest and knowledge in this field... I'm applying for a Uni place soon, I have to choose one of many paleontology courses. :o
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
On your msn it says you hate history...or said...wtf.

SWITCHY HEADS :|
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Haha :D

That was in reference to my lessons in college... I love history, but it's taught in such a way that it's made completely unbearable to learn and as a consequence, many previously-A* students are failing (including myself). Plus half of the course we are taught is based on the most uninspiring topic you could imagine.

My obsession with history recently has been on a personal level, self-teaching, reading up on WW2 and buying rusty stuff...
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Ah. Well...um...good luck with that. WWII decimated thousands of unique dinosaur specimens that will never be known because of it.
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Yup... including Spinosaurus remains. :( There's plenty of time for other examples, equally as important to be found though.

P.S- Many people died in the conflict also, I believe.
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Wynaut Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Second largest?

its head seems too big but that may be the fact its open
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
The head for this animal is HUGE. Believe me it's rightly proportioned.

Second largest because Spinosaurus is said to be the largest theropod. It's maxillaries are just huge! Very very long. That thing (Spino) must have been a goddamn monster.
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Spinosaurontop Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Spinosaurus is actually not seen as the largest but the longest. the giganotosaurus is the largest because he's the heaviest. but spino is the longest
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Tyrannosaurus is still the heaviest :D
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