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Gorgosaurus

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

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Pronounced
gor-goh-sore-us
Meaning of name
fierce lizard
Length
  8.6m
Diet
carnivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(80 - 73 million years ago)
Found in
Canada, USA

Taxonomic details

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