Gorgosaurus

Gorgosaurus

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'fierce lizard'

8.6m-long large theropod

Diet: carnivorous

Country: Canada, USA

Period: Late Cretaceous, 80-73 million years ago

Gorgosaurus is known from at least 12 complete or almost complete skulls and several partial skeletons.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy: Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Tyrannosauroidea, Tyrannosauridae, Albertosaurinae

Named by: Lamb (1914)

Type species: libratus

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