He's pretty, but he bites. Giganotosaurus was a powerful predator in the Late Cretaceous period, 1/2 to 66 million years ago, and easy to mistake for the considerably more famous Tyrannosaurus rex. But both were very dangerous animals in any case. The extremely detailed Schleich Dinosaur Giganotosaurus Collectible Figure you see here is harmless… we think. It measures about 7 7/10-inches long x 7-inches tall and does have a movable jaw, so you might want to take precautions.
Easy to confuse with the more famous Tyrannosaurus rex, experts know that the bones of the Giganotosaurus were more robust and his teeth were shorter than those of its better-known relative. It also had a small brain.