Like most predatory theropods, the skull of the tyrannosaur Gorgosaurus had a long, narrow snout filled with serrated, blade-like teeth. Powerful muscles ran through the open space in the back of the skull to clamp the jaws shut.


  • Title: Theropod Dinosaur
  • Location: Dinosaur Park Formation, Alberta, Canada
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 320 cm W: 186 cm
  • Type: Fossil
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): V12814
  • Scientific Name: <i>Gorgosaurus libratus</i>
  • Photo Credit: John Steiner, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Historic Period: Lived 76.5–74.8 million years ago
  • Geologic Age: Mesozoic - Cretaceous - Upper/Late - Campanian
  • Field: Paleobiology

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