Theropod dinosaur skeleton - ROM2007_9608_39


Theropod dinosaur skeleton

Place Collected
North America, Canada, Alberta, Red Deer River Valley, Legal Subdivision 5, West of 4th Meridian, Quarry 29, 647.064 m ASL
Date: Date Collected: 1933
length=575; width=120; height=267 cm
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassReptilia
    • OrderSaurischia
    • FamilyTyrannosauridae
    • GenusAlbertosaurus
    • SpecificEpithetlibratus
Object number: ROMVP01247
On view
Gallery Location:James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs, Life on Land Cretaceous, Theropod Diversity, Albertosaurus
DescriptionThe tyrannosaurid Albertosaurus was adapted for running down prey and using brute force to subdue it. It had a large head and sharp, serrated teeth that must have been capable of ripping through the muscles and bones of the largest prey. The structure of its jaw allowed all the teeth to engage at once when biting. It probably had good vision and a keen sense of smell. The function of its tiny front limbs is uncertain, however it is likely they were too small to be used in locomotion.
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