Meaning - Gorgosaurus means “Gorgon lizard” - Gorgons were three mythical Greek monsters (sisters) with snakes for hair - they turned people who looked at them to stone.
Carnivore (meat-eater) - it ate plant-eating dinosaurs like Lambeosaurus, Centrosaurus, Corythosaurus, Edmontonia, Euoplocephalus, and Styracosaurus
Length - 26-30 ft (8-9 m) long
|WHEN IT LIVED||
Late Cretaceous period, about 76 to 68 million years ago
|WHERE IT LIVED||
Fossils have been found in Alberta, Canada, North America.
Over 20 partial skeletons have been found.
Gorgosaurus was a tyrannosaur - it was closely related to T. rex and Albertosaurus. Gorgosaurus, like T. rex, had huge jaws with large, sharp, cone-shaped teeth, powerful legs, tiny arms and two-fingered hands.
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