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Giganotosaurus was the second largest theropod we have record of, second only to Spinosaurus. The largest specimens of Gigontosaurus had skulls nearly 1.65 meters long, and probably reached ~13-13.5 meters long and 7-8 tons.
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Abelisaur Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
I love the shape of carcharadontid skulls.  Giga's is probably my favorite of the lot.  Gorgeous work!
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Giga is one of my favorites as well, looks very sleek and cunning for an 8 ton creature.
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FeatheredDino Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Very nice Giganotosaurus restoration! What a pity it's based on an outdated skull recostruction.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's pretty close to the new one from Hartman.  It's all mostly guesswork for now anyway.  Until a new osteology of the type specimen is released.
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7908642 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wasn't Carcharodonotsaurus, Tyrannotitan, Bahariasaurus, Oxalaia, and Sauroniops either a little bigger or incredibly close (if not equal) in size with Giganotosaurus? Because when I look at size scales between massive theropods Carcharodontosaurus seems to outweigh and be a little longer/taller than Giganotosaurus. I don't know Tyrannotitan's, Oxalia's, or Bahariasaurus' exact measurements but I think that the other three are incredibly close in size if not exceed it a little, I could be greatly mistaken though, but I do know that Carcharodontosaurs was roughly 45 ft. from nose to tail. Who knows, Giganotosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus could be equal in size or one could be slightly larger than the other. But anyway I love this rendering of this theropod, how long did it take? :) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) 
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Carcharodontosaurus is indeed right about the same size as Giggy, but it isn't complete enough to be sure if it was a little bigger, or smaller.  All the others are significantly smaller, I doubt any of them exceeded 6 tons in weight.  

Thank you! This one took me ~2 hours.
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7908642 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh ok, i understand now, thankx. How much do you think Tyrannotitan, Bahariasaurus, and Sauroniops weighed? Like about 5 tons at the max. maybe?
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Id say Tyrannotitan was the largest at ~5.5 tons, with the other two being closer to 4-5 tons.
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7908642 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Alright, thank you :)
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Giganotosaurinae Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Isn't the largest Giganotosaurus ~ 13.2 meters long (rather than ~ 13.5)?

Nice Gig image! Very nicely done :D !
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We only have two Gigs!!  Out of a likely population of several billion!  I would be surprised if individuals over 14 meters didn't exist.
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Megalosaurid Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
It looks really, really good. But this is the outdated version, the modern versions are only 1,5-1,6 m long, Harman gave it 1,54 m ;)
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah, I could have sworn I updated this thing... thanks for the reminder!
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Megalosaurid Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Youre welcome :)
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
New info on skull lengths suggest a total length closer to 1.65 meters.
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Carnosauria Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
More like to 1.7 meters.
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Carnosauria Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
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Carnosauria Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Nice Giganotosaurus's restoration :D.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man!
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Gigadino96 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Isn't Giganotosaurus 46 ft/14 m? However, pretty cool :D!
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, the largest we have is ~13.2 meters long. Although like most dinosaurs we only have a few specimens, so I wouldn't be surprised if big adults hit 14m occasionally.

Same with rex, the likely "normal size" would be ~11.9 meters and ~6 tons, but some surely got to 13m and 7.5 tons once in a while....
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Carnosauria Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
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But in this comparision, you said that Giganotosaurus is 14 meters.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually it's 13.8 meters lol, but I said probably reached, as in, some specimens of this species likely reached 13.8 meters long. The same goes for Carcharodontosaurus and Mapusaurus.
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Gigadino96 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Um, I read that MUPCv-ch1 was 13 meters long, and that the largest specimen was ~ 14 meters long.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is unlikely. The smaller specimen seems to be around 12.2-12.4 meters long, and the larger specimen was between 2-8% larger, or about 12.6-13.3 meters long. Although I'm sure there were other individuals that got to 14 meters once in a while.
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Gigadino96 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
These estimates have been said by Greg Paul.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They are pretty old, and Greg has made many a mistake before... :)
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Gigadino96 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
But he said in 2010.

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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He puts the largest specimen at 13-14 meters, I said 13.2, so that's fine. He just makes Carchy a bit too small.

The moral of the story is don't become attached to one dinosaur when it gets hyped up. Both Giganotosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus were basically the same size, strength, and looked about the same, and if anything Carcharodontosaurus dealt with bigger predators and prey.
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koopalings98 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
One question, since I do not know the measurements in feet: how much is that ~ 45 feet in meters?
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
About 13.2 meters. Basically just take feet times 1/3 and you will be pretty close in meters! :)
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koopalings98 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
I really like this :)
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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danielachagu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome work, I love the details. Congratulations on such an amazing piece of art!!!
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a bunch! I took quite a while... :D
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danielachagu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can imagine, but just look at the results!! I'm totally watching you
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:O Thanks!
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Harley-1979 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work. I wonder, even though it was bigger than T-Rex, would T-Rex still win out from the shear size of it's teeth and bit force?
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the compliment!

As is happens Giganotosaurus was probably about the same size a the largest Tyrannosaurus specimens, (Sue). Although it may have been a meter or so longer it weighed nearly the same(6.5-7tons), and I do think the bone-crunching jaws of Tyrannosaurus would swing the fight in its favor! However if we do average against average Giganotosaurus would have a very narrow advantage.
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Harley-1979 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting. The size of T-Rex's head would be a factor too? All of the depictions, and even fossils I've seen of Giganotosaurus feature it with a very narrow skull
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Narrower than Tyrannosaurus, but not that narrow, the entire skull was a bit longer and probably taller than T.rex's, just not as wide. Not size so much as strength of the skull is the deciding factor.
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Harley-1979 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would the narrowness affect it's binocular vision?
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably a bit, but binocular vision ins't really a factor. Crocodiles stike perfectly fine and they don't have it at all!
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Harley-1979 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, good point
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theropod1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Just wondering, could you do a comparison of the skulls of Giganotosaurus and T. rex?
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, I could do that.
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theropod1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Could you have a look at my blog on carnivora and tell me what you think about my newest project?
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing man!
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Neranella Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Cool drawing. :nod:
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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