A Tyrannosaur Was Found Fossilized, and So Was Its Last Meal

A 75-million-year-old Gorgosaurus fossil was unearthed, representing the first tyrannosaur skeleton with a preserved stomach.

Discovered in Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta in August 2008 by Darren Tanke

The fossil provides a rare snapshot of a dinosaur's final feast, with stomach contents remarkably intact.

Geological luck played a role as sediments quickly covered the carcass

The Gorgosaurus, a juvenile standing 5.5 feet tall at the hip

Young tyrannosaurs, with nimble features such as skinny skulls

The study suggests that juvenile tyrannosaurs filled the role of midsize predators,

Tanke reflects on the find as the pinnacle of his career