Tarbosaurus, meaning Alarming Lizard', is a relative of T-Rex, but comes
|Scientific name :||Tarbosaurus bataar|
|Name meaning :||Alarming Lizard|
|Time period :||Late Cretaceous|
|Location :||Mongolia, China, Russia, and Kazakhstan|
|Feathers:||As a baby, possibly in males as adults|
Tarbosaurus could reach 12 metres long, and weigh 5 tonnes, making it marginally smaller than T-Rex. It shared its hunting ground with raptors such as Velociraptor, and prey such as Protoceratops and Euoplocephalus, though the first would probably be too small to make a meal for a Tarbosaurus, as well as fellow tyrannosaur Alioramus.Tarbosaurus would also have hunted the hadrosaur Saurolophus, the sauropod Nemegtosaurus, and the theropod Therizinosaurus. Tarbosaurus would probably have been the bully of Mongolia, scaring raptors away fr
om their kill and eating it. T-Rex may have exhibited similar behaviour.
Tarbosaurus isn't as famous as its North American cousin, but has Tarbosaurus (Walking with Dinosaurs)
appeared in an episode of 'The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs'. It was demonstrated in that episode that a Ankylosaur could indeed snap a Tarbosaurus leg bone by swinging its tail club into it. Tarbosaurus also appeared in Chased By Dinosaurs. It was seen hunting Therizinosaurus, but when it attacked, the Therizinosaurus clawed it on the side of the head, and it retreated to avoid further injury.