A while back I wrote a short post about the classic theropod overbite which used a photo of a Gorgosaurus specimen under preparation. That photo, and those here, came courtesy of Darren Tanke who has done a superb job of preparing this large and complex piece. He has now finished and the whole specimen is now on public display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum as part of their new exhibit ‘Alberta Unearthed‘ to celebrate their 25th anniversay. (Edit: extra photos here at the Tyrell’s Flicks site.)
My thanks and congratulations to Darren for his work. Photos of a quite exquisite specimen of the giant tyrannosaur Gorgosaurus are below the fold.
The specimen was found lying on its other side in the field but the jacked was opened and then prepared from what was the base. Much of the tail was recovered too (and more was eroded before discovery) but is not on display as it would have made the case prohibitively big.