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Albertosaurus

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You can see this dinosaur in the Museum.

Information

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

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Pronounced
al-BERT-oh-saw-russ
Meaning of name
Alberta lizard
Length
  9m
Weight
1500kg
Teeth
saw-edged, flesh-slicing teeth
Diet
carnivorous
Food
probably plant-eating dinosaurs
How it moved
on 2 legs
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(76 - 74 million years ago)
Found in
Canada

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy
Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotherapoda, Tetanurae, Avetherapoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Tyrannosauroidea, Tyrannosauridae, Albertosaurinae, Albertosaurus
Named by
Lamb (1914)
Type species
libratus