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Skeleton of Tarbosaurus (Eduard Solà, Wikiamedia)

Skeleton of Tarbosaurus (Eduard Solà, Wikiamedia)

Tarbosaurus was the king in the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia just as its close relative Tyrannosaurus was king in North America. Although slightly smaller than T.rex, Tarbosaurus was a big bad predator. Smart dinosaurs would avoid this two-legged killing machine.

Discovery: It was named in 1955

Height: 5.6m

Length: 1012m

Weight: 7000kg or a little less.

Where it lived: Found in Mongolia and China.

When it lived: it lived 75-70 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous.

What it ate: A meat eater, like T.rex, it would eat anything it could fit in its mouth. (they may have even been cannibals.)

Weapon of choice: a massive head with rows of teeth up to 20cm long.

Weakness: T.rex had tiny hands with just two claws; Tarbosaurus had even smaller hands that were even more useless.

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