ALBERTOSAURUS

Pronounced

“al-BER-tuh-SAWR-us”  

 

Meaning

‘Alberta lizard’

 

Habitat

Albertosaurus fossil remains are found in deposits laid down in flatter, lowland areas, near rivers, lakes and floodplains of rivers.

Character

First discovered in Alberta, Canada, Albertosaurus stalked its prey several million years before Tyrannosaurus, a close relative. It had a huge head with long, sharp, saw-toothed teeth and two-fingered hands on arms that were longer than Tyrannosaurus’s stubby forelimbs. With its sleek build and long hind limbs, it was one of the fastest runners among the tyrannosaurids. Height 4.5 metres, length 11 metres.

Diet

Carnivore. It was the ‘apex predator’ (top hunter) in its environment.

TIME PERIOD

 Late Cretaceous (circa 70 million years ago)

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