Not all dinosaur discoveries can be credited to trained professionals. Giganotosaurus was unearthed in the Patagonian region of Argentina, in 1993, by an amateur fossil hunter named Ruben Dario Carolini. The paleontologists who examined the “type specimen” acknowledged Carolini’s contribution by naming the new dinosaur Giganotosaurus carolinii (to date, this is still the only known Giganotosaurus species).
To Date, No One Has Identified a Complete Giganotosaurus Skeleton
As is the case with many dinosaurs, Giganotosaurus was "diagnosed" based on incomplete fossil remains, in this case a set of bones representing a single adult specimen. The skeleton discovered by Ruben Carolini in 1993 is about 70 percent complete, including the skull, hips, and most of the back and leg bones. To date, researchers have identified mere fragments of this dinosaur's skull, belonging to a second individual--which is still enough to peg this dinosaur as a carcharodontosaur