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Gorgosaurus was about 30 feet (9 meters) long, 9 feet (2.7 meters) tall, and probably weighed about 2.5 tons.
The name Gorgosaurus means "Gorgon lizard". The word Gorgon refers to Greek myth: the Gorgons were three sisters with snakes for hair, who turned people who looked at them to stone.
Gorgosaurus was first described by Lawrence Lambe in 1914.
Gorgosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 76 to 68 million years ago
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