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Quick Facts
Weight2500 kilos
Length8.6 meters
Height2.7 meters

Gorgosaurus was a carnivorous theropod that lived during the Late Cretaceous period in western North America between 76.6 and 75.1 million years ago. 

Gorgosaurus means "frightful lizard". Its remains had been found in the Canadian province of Alberta and possibly in the U.S. state of Montana. It was a bipedal predator or walked on two legs. It had two horn-like protrusions on its head above the eyes.

It had large muscular legs that made it extremely fast, especially for a large animal. Gorgosaurus had a top speed of around 48 kilometers per hour. It was an apex predator that lived in a lush floodplain environment along an inland sea. 

Gorgosaurus had been cannibalistic; it had hunted large dinosaurs such as hadrosaurs, ceratopsians and ankylosaurs. Dozens of large, sharp teeth lined its jaws to help it tear its prey apart. It had two toes on its forelimbs and was comparatively small. 

An adult Gorgosaurus reached 8 to 9 m from snout to tail and weighed about 2.5 tons.

Where was the Gorgosaurus found?

Gorgosaurus remains were found in places such as Alberta (Canada), North Carolina and Montana.

When did Gorgosaurus live?

Gorgosaurus lived in western North America between 76.6 and 75.1 million years ago. 

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Fun Facts

  • Gorgosaurus was a lizard-like theropod dinosaur.
  • Gorgosaurus lived in North America about 76 million years ago.
  • It walked on two powerful hind legs, but had only short arms.
  • Gorgosaurus was a large dinosaur that would have towered over man.
  • Gorgosaurus would have fed on the numerous herbivorous dinosaurs.

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