#3 Tyrannotitan chubutensis

#3 SEED IN THE FOSSIL CRATES 2020 CHEW-LY CHOMPIONSHIP

Tyrannotitan chubutensis, “Tyrant Titan from Chubut”

Family: Carcharodontidae

From: Argentina, South America

Lived: 115 m.y.a., in the Early Cretaceous

Named: 2005 by Novas, Valais, Vickers-Rich, and Rich

 

Fight Day Stats

39’ 6" long (12 m)

Weighed in at 7 tons (14,322 pounds, 6,496 kg)

 

Bio

Tyrannotitan’s name alone indicates it is looking to be the Chomp!  It is one of the earliest giant carcharodontids and lacks pneumaticity (lightening) of the skeleton in the hips and tail, meaning this animal packed on the pounds in comparison to its younger relatives.  The tall tailbones indicate a massive, powerful tail.  Combining the heavy tail with a 4.6’ long femur and ~60 “teeth with teeth” (its shark-like teeth had denticles on their edges giving it extra slicing power), Tyrannotitan brings power and speed to the tournament.

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