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Gorgosaurus was a tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived during the late Cretaceous period. This dinosaur was an earlier relative of Tyrannosaurus rex and Tarbosaurus.

FactsEdit

Gorgosaurus was a tyrannosaurid similar in size to other tyrannosaurs like Albertosaurus and Daspletosaurus but smaller than Tyrannosaurus rex and Tarbosaurus. Gorgosaurus reached an adult size of roughly 26–30 feet(8–9 meters) long and just over 3 tons in weight. It lived alongside Daspletosaurus so it is possible that the two species were rivals. Gorgosaurus hunted large dinosaurs like hadrosaurs, ceratopsians and ankylosaurs and, like most other animals, may have been cannibalistic.  

Gorgosaurus' main features are two hornlike bumps on its head above the eyes. They were probably used for display as these would be no use in battle unlike horned ceratopsians. In that case, they would've been brightly colored.

Like Albertosaurus, Gorgosaurus had large, muscular legs. It's been theorized that Gorgosaurus would have been extremely fast, especially for a large animal. Gorgosaurus likely had a top speed of around 48 kilometers per hour (30 miles per hour).the dino eats other dinos

In the seriesEdit

Walking with Dinosaurs: The MovieEdit

Gorgosaurus is the primary antagonist in the new movie.

Wonderbook: Walking with Dinosaurs Edit

Gorgosaurus is one of the dinosaurs featured in Wonderbook.

Known IndividualsEdit

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ErrorsEdit

3D Gorgosaurus

A Gorgosaurus. (Walking with Dinosaurs 3D)

The depcition of Gorgosaurus was incorrectly named Nanuqsaurus in Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D, when the movie states it is a Gorgosaurus.

Due to recent tyrannosaurids like Yutyrannus being discovered, scientists believe that some tyrannosaurids like Gorgosaurus may have been covered in feathers or down but as the Gorgosaurus model for Walking with Dinosaurs 3D was made before the discovery of Yutyrannus, the Gorgosaurus lacks feathers or down - unlike March of the Dinosaurs, where it had plenty of feathers.

In Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie, it's stated that Gorgosaurus is only a little bit smaller than T. rex, but much faster. While it was most likely faster, Gorgosaurus was not "a little bit smaller." This theropod, while large, was less than half the weight of a fully grown Tyrannosaurus. This makes it much smaller than T. rex.

In related mediaEdit

March of the DinosaursEdit

Read more at the March of the Dinosaurs Wiki

Gorgosaurus appeared in the ITV TV film March of the Dinosaurs. Unlike the pack hunter Albertosaurus, this was a solitary hunter instead.

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