Gorgosaurus

Gorgosaurus libratus

  • Pronounced:  Gore - go - Saw - rus

  • Diet:  Carnivore (Meat-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Terrible Lizard"

  • Length:  28 feet (8.5 m)

  • Height:  10 feet (3 m)

  • Weight:  2.5 tons (2300 kilos)

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous - 70 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Northern North America

Gorgosaurus is considered by some scientists to be the same as Albertosaurus. This dinosaur looked like a smaller, slightly less muscular version of Tyrannosaurus. As an early member of the tyrannosaur family, Gorgosaurus was the final design for the large meat-eating dinosaurs. It had only two fingers on its hands, which were at the end of short arms. It had long legs and a wide skull with lots of power in its bite.

Gorgosaurus was named based on material that is now being disputed as requiring a genus separate from Albertosaurus.



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