Gorgosaurus

Gorgosaurus

Pronunciation:
gor-goh-sore-us
Name meaning:
'fierce lizard'
Gorgosaurus
large theropod silhouette
Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
8.6m
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 80-73 million years ago
Found in:
Canada, USA

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

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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