Biggest Rodent: Ratzilla, the Rodent that Puts Tigers to Shame

February 5, 2015 7:20 AM

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The rodent is described as the biggest of its kind that has ever lived and had bite force that matches that of today’s tigers and even crocodiles.

Josephoartigasia monesi is its official name but it already has a nickname, easy to remember: Ratzilla.. The biggest rodent that has ever lived looked like a big guinea pig, five feet tall and three feet long, weighed a ton, and lived in South America between 2 and 4 million years ago. A skull of th...

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