Skeletal reconstruction and body outline, brown the pieces fossil preserved.

  • Tyrannotitan chubutensis

Tyrannotitan is a genus theropod dinosaurs that will be provided to Carcharodontosauridae. The fossil remains of the animal were discovered in Patagonia (Argentina ) and are dated to the Aptian of the Lower Cretaceous.

Was Tyrannotitan in 2005 by Novas, de Valais, Vickers - Rich and Rich scientifically described. The name comes from the Greek terms " tyrannos " ( king, tyrant, despot ) and "titan" ( giant) together and points to the enormous size of the animal. The Artepithet the single species, the type species T. chubutensis, is named after the site and means " from the region of Chubut ."

There are the bones of two individuals known to have been discovered in the sedimentary rocks of the Cerro Barcino - formation in Argentina. The fossil material is in the Museo Egidio Feruglio Paleontlógico ( MPEF ) in Trelew, Argentina kept.

  • The type material ( holotype MPEF - PV 1156 ) consists among others of lower jaw bones, isolated teeth, some back and tail vertebrae, humerus, pelvis and foot bones and arm bones from.
  • The second Fund ( para-type MPEF - PV 1157 ) consists of a comparable fossil material.

When compared to its close relatives Carcharodontosaurus and Giganotosaurus Tyrannotitan was primitive. The femur was slightly shorter than that of Gigantosaurus 143 cm by 140 cm in length. Overall Tyrannotitan but was built more robust. With a total length of 12.2 m, it was one of the largest carnivorous (meat -eating ) land animals in the earth's history.