Albertosaurus

Albertosaurus

Pronunciation:
al-BERT-oh-saw-russ
Name meaning:
'Alberta lizard'
Albertosaurus
Dinosaur description:
1500kg, 9.0m-long
large theropod
large theropod silhouette
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
Country:
Canada
Period:
Late Cretaceous, 76-74 million years ago
Teeth:
saw-edged, flesh-slicing teeth
How it moved:
on 2 legs
Food:
probably plant-eating dinosaurs

Albertosaurus was a close relative of Tyrannosaurus, but smaller and not as heavily built.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Tetanurae, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Tyrannosauroidea, Tyrannosauridae, Albertosaurinae
Named by:
Lamb (1914)
Type species:
libratus
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