#3 Tyrannotitan chubutensis
#3 SEED IN THE FOSSIL CRATES 2020 CHEW-LY CHOMPIONSHIP
Tyrannotitan chubutensis, “Tyrant Titan from Chubut”
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)
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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