Quick Tyrannotitan Facts
- Was as long as a school buses
- Lived in South America
- Ate the equivalent of 1000 hamburgers a day
- Weighed as much as Asian Elephant
- Could run as fast as a brown bear
Tyrannotitan is a dinosaur which lived during the early Cretaceous Period—or about 112 million years ago. It was first discovered in 2005 by Tom Rich, Fernando E. Novas, Pat Vickers- Rich and Silvina de Valais in La Juanita Farm in Argentina. It was named later that year by Fernando E. Novas. Its name mean “tyrant titan.”
Although little information is known about this dinosaur, there are some things that paleontologists have found out about this large carnivore. It was about 40 feet long, about 14 feet tall and may have weighed up to 5 to 7 tons. It ran on its back legs—like most therapods—and could probably reach speeds of about 20 miles per hour.
An interesting fact about Tyrannotitan is that paleontologists believe that it had about 60 teeth in its jaws. This would have allowed it to tear into just about any dinosaur of its time. While it’s unsure whether or not this dinosaur was the apex predator of its time, it would have been pretty close.