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Tarbosaurus



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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Saurischia
  Suborder Theropoda
  (unranked) Coelurosauria
  Superfamily Tyrannosauroidea
  Family Tyrannosauridae
  Genus Tarbosaurus
Tarbosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived in Asia during the late Cretaceous period, about 68 to 65 million years ago. It was one of the dinosaurs that died out in the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction 65 million years ago.

Tarbosaurus was about 30 to 40 feet (9 to 12 meters) long and weighed 4 to 5 tons.

Tarbosaurus is closely related to Tyrannosaurus Rex, and there is some debate among scientists about exactly how close, and about exactly how Tarbosaurus should be classified. The creature was first described by Evegeny Maleev in 1955 using fossils recovered in a Soviet Mongolian expedition of 1948. The name Tarbosaurus means "terror lizard".


   

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Tarbosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 68 to 65 million years ago

Tarbosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived from 68 to 65 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Tarbosaurus:
  1. Tarbosaurus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Tarbosaurus" means "terrifying lizard".

  3. Tarbosaurus was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Tarbosaurus was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Tarbosaurus was a Theropod - a member of a group of related bipedal dinosaurs that included the ancestors of birds (although Tarbosaurus was not itself an ancestor of birds).

  5. Tarbosaurus lived between about 68 million years ago and 65 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.

  6. Tarbosaurus was one of the dinosaurs which died out during the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction at the end of the Mesozoic Era.

  7. Tarbosaurus lived in Asia.

  8. Tarbosaurus was a carnivore (meat-eater).

  9. Tarbosaurus was about 30 feet (9 meters) to 40 feet (12 meters) long.

  10. Tarbosaurus weighed about 4 or 5 tons.


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