Albertosaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Colorado, Missouri and Saskatchewan (Canada).

Quick facts about Albertosaurus:

  • Existed from 85.8 million years ago to Maastrichtian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Had a body mass of approximately 2500 kg
  • Fossil femurs are approximately 905 mm long and wide
  • 24 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Albertosaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Albertosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • B. Brown. 1914. Cretaceous Eocene correlation in New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Alberta. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 25:355-380
  • J. E. Storer. 1993. Additions to the mammalian paleofauna of Saskatchewan. Modern Geology 18(4):475-487
  • W. Langston. 1967. The thick-headed ceratopsian dinosaur Pachyrhinosaurus (Reptilia: Ornithischia), from the Edmonton Formation near Drumheller, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 4:171-186