The lesser know Mapusaurus was a rather large carnivore that has been overshadowed by Giganotosaurus in modern media. Interestingly, of the preserved bones of both, we know Mapusaurus to be different by only a slight change in the skull. Other than that, it seems to have been a near replica of Giganotosaurus, just smaller. Wether or not more bones thrown light on their other differences remains to be scene.


It shares many of the features of the Giganotosaurus, as stated above. It had more, smaller teeth in comparison to most tyrannosaurids and was large. Interestingly, many people don’t realize that carcharodontosaurids were much skinnier than their tyrannosaurid cousins who had a much bulkier width. Its skull is also quite long and it had three clawed hands that were large than those of tyrannosaurids.

Meaning:“Earth Lizard”
Size:11.5 Meters long,
3.55 Meters tall.
Paleo Rating: 40/42
References:Info taken from: Mapusaurus – Wikipedia
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Did you know?

Mapusaurus lived alongside the titanic Argentinosaurus.

Interesting Facts

  • The Mapusaurus bones we have today were possibly found in what’s called a predator trap, where the predator’s bones have been found in great amounts thanks to natural things like tar pits, poisonous gas pits, deadly cliffs or other things that consistently kill predators. When a predator dies there, it attracts more predators, thus completing the circle of doom.

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