Albertosaurus

Albertosaurus

Pronunciation:
al-BERT-oh-saw-russ
Name meaning:
'Alberta lizard'
Albertosaurus
large theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
9.0m
Weight:
1500kg
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
Teeth:
saw-edged, flesh-slicing teeth
Food:
probably plant-eating dinosaurs
How it moved:
on 2 legs
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 76-74 million years ago
Found in:
Canada

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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