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Tarbosaurus

ImageName means: Terror lizard
Height: 11 ft (3.35 m)
Length: 35 ft (10.6 m)
Weight: 8,000 lbs (3,600 kg)

Tarbosaurus lived in the Late Cretaceous (~70 mya) of eastern Asia. Many skeletons have been found, from juveniles to adults. Tarbosaurus is a member of the tyrannosaurids, a group that includes the most well-known dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus Rex. Tyrannosaurids were some of the largest predators to have walked the Earth, but were restricted to the northern hemisphere. Tarbosaurus ranged in size from 30-40 feet in length and could have weighed up to five tons. The animal was clearly a carnivore and would have hunted hadrosaurs, ceratopsians, or even other carnivores. It had robust jaws, banana-shaped, serrated teeth, and strong muscle attachments for a powerful bite. Like its close cousin Tyrannosaurus Rex, Tarbosaurus had tiny arms. Evidence from the study of other tyrannosaurids suggests that Tarbosaurus may have been a social animal; it may have hunted in packs and may have had a social structure within the group. Furthermore, careful studies of the brain suggest that Tarbosaurus had a good sense of smell and had binocular vision, two characteristics that would have made it an excellent hunter.

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