Gotta love those gracile tyrannosaurids

Tyrannosaurus might be the most famous dinosaur, but its sleeker evolutionary relatives Albertosaurus and Gorgosaurus have always had a special place in my heart. Here’s a brief spot about Albertosaurus from the series Jurassic Fight Club (which is about as much as I can handle without becoming frustrated over something or other in the show), featuring (among other tyrannosaur experts) Thomas Holtz, who is celebrating a birthday today;


  1. #1 Traumador the Tyrannosaur
    September 14, 2008

    Ahhhhhh man. In both a excited, and dreading tone.

    I’ve been waiting forever for someone to FINALLY set a CG show in Alberta… Dinosaur Park is so well known, and yet everything gets Americanized to Montana.

    Sadly George should have talked to Dr. Currie a bit more about that climate change thing! The findings in Alberta show that Gorgasaur, Albertosaur, and Daspletosaur all occur in his warming climate period where T-Rex and the mega fauna appear in a NEW cooling trend that cools right to the KT. Hence why T-Rex was wandering a larger NA continent, the inland seas went away as the planet cooled.

    Nice to see Albertosaurus animated again (Prehistoric Park beat them to that… but they were Texan Albertosaurs) though!

  2. #2 Cameron
    September 14, 2008


    136 to 55 mya

  3. #3 Nagi
    September 15, 2008

    I don’t care how bad this show is, I don’t care how bad this episode is. Albertosaurus sarcophagus is my favorite dinosaur, practically to a fanatic degree, and I love the fact that it’s FINALLY getting a little bit of spotlight. Such an awesome animal, yet so often overlooked. 🙁

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