As always, no tyrannosauridae is ever going to pass the popularity of Tyrannosaurus Rex but if you were to rate it, Albertosaurus “Albert” is the third in line for design in everyday life. Classically, this dinosaur was found in Alberta, Canada and he sports unique structures contrary to his famous relative, Tyrannosaurus Rex.
- 30 feet long
- Amazing teeth
- Large head
- Small arms
39 and a half inches is the total length of Albert’s head. This head had some useful tools that God ordained Albert with, just so he could survive. This head had designed ways to kill and take hold of prey and to successfully keep himself from the dentist.
Albert’s teeth are completely unique to him and allowed him to be a very dangerous figure to the poor, unfortunate creature that befell in his path.
The shape of these teeth were like that of bananas and were so finely serrated that the formed what looks like a crack in the tooth. If this “crack” were to be left alone it would leave Albert without any teeth and a massive headache.
But, God did not leave Albert alone. Nope, God gave Albert a set of teeth with small circles (holes) at the bottom of the teeth. These circles spread out the pressure put on the teeth; with holes the pressure can spread out around the entire hole instead of concentrating on one point. Just like a square egg would break much easier then a round, oval egg. The circle spreads out the pressure and keeps the teeth from always being broken in half and causing Albert much unneeded pain.
However this didn’t always work and scientists have found quite a few of Albert’s teeth that seem to have broken off. Albert would have lived through it because other teeth would have grown in.
Unfortunately for Albert he probably didn’t have as good eyesight as T. Rex but at least he could see. The eyes of Albert were placed on the sides; animals with good eyesight have their eyes facing forward. Because of his eyes being in that position it is plausible that Albert couldn’t even have depth perception.
Albert also had a small crest (some have called these horns) over both eyes. Many believe this crest was flushed with blood and turned beautiful colors in the mating season.
One of the most exciting and perplexing discovery of Albert was made in 1910. This discovery set thousands of scientists wondering if their theories were right or if they were wrong.
21 versions, from young to old, big to small, of Albert were found in what is now known as the Dry Island bone bed. This bed of bones revealed many interesting things about Albert and other theropods of his kind. In fact, Albert is one of the most well-figured out dinosaur ever.
Unfortunately, not a single version of Albert was a complete skeleton but they have figured out more about Albert’s social skills. Because all those Alberts were found together they assume that they were together when they were buried. However, this doesn’t always have to be the case.
Some suggest these dinosaurs were together because of environmental issues (such as drought) and were gathered to find food or drink; in other words just a coincidence of sorts. Still others suggest they were together because they were pack hunters.
This may be the case, and many, many other sorts of creatures are pack hunters today so why couldn’t the dinosaurs be?
Another theory for their pack burial would be the global flood that struck earth some 4,000+ years ago. This flood would have carried all those Albertosaurus into a mess and buried them with tons of sediment. These dinosaurs were most surely fossilized because of the flood but whether or not they were altogether is still a mystery, although it makes sense.
Albertosaurus was designed by God to live a full life and to not just survive but to honor God with his amazing design.