Daspletosaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Alberta (Canada), Saskatchewan (Canada) and New Mexico.

Quick facts about Daspletosaurus:

  • Existed from Santonian Age to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Had a body mass of approximately 2700 kg
  • Fossil femurs are approximately 1006 mm long and wide
  • 15 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Daspletosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • L. M. Lambe. 1915. Report of the vertebrate palaeontologist. Summary report of the Geological Survey Department of Mines for the Calendar Year 1914 1503:116-121
  • Anonymous. 1954. Once king of beasts… Trustees give museum rare Gorgosaurus. Chicago Natural History Museum Bulletin 25(12):3-4
  • D. J. Varricchio. 1993. Taphonomy of Jack's Birthday site, a diverse dinosaur bone bed. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 13(3, suppl.):61A