Carcharodontosaurus (meaning "shark-toothed lizard") were elite carnivores. A combonation of size, speed and strength. They were nearly as large as a Tyrannosaurus rex, at 13.5 metres long, making them the 4th largest land carnivore. They lived in Egypt, Tunisia, Niger, Morocco, Libya and Algeria from (102-89 Ma)


Carcharodontosaurus had a 1.8 metre long skull, currently making it the theropod with the second largest skull, right after its c

Planet Dinosaur Carcharodontosaurus

lose cousin, Giganotosaurus. It was a carnosaur, related to Allosaurus, Australovenator, and Giganotosaurus. It had a long, thin skull with over fifty 20 cm, blade-like teeth in its powerful jaws. It had somewhat short arms with 3 sharp talons on each hand. It had long, powerful legs, suggesting speed for such a big animal. It could grow 5.2 metres tall and weigh up to 8 tonnes. The shark-toothed lizard also had a long tail designed for balance while moving, and to help even out the weight in its huge head.
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Carcharodontosaurus lived in modern-day Africa, alongside Sarcosuchus and Spinosaurus.

It hunted large sauropods like Paralititan, and often fought amongst themselves, often for food, territory, or mates, like all theropods did. It also probably fought among other carnivores, like Sarcosuchus or Spinosaurus, for food and territory as well. It had the niche of apex predator in its environment.


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Dinosaur Planet Carcharodnotosaurus Pair

Although Carcharodontosaurus never made an appearance in the orignal Walking with Dinosaurs series or any of its specials, it was in the documentary Dinosaur Planet, where it was inaccurately shown to live in South America and eat Saltasaurus and compete with Aucasaurus, however, Carcharodontosaurus' close cousin did live in South America and was possibly mistaken to be the shark-toothed lizard. It also made an appearance in the documentary Planet Dinosaur, a series also made by BBC, and was shown as apex predator and fight against a Spinosaurus, Sarcosuchus, and eat Ouranosaurus and Paralititan.