Tarbosaurus was a associate of the dinosaur family of tyrannosaurids, which flourished during the Late Cretaceous. It is sometimes built-in in the genus Tyrannosaurus.

Tarbosaurus Dinosaur

Although many specimens of this genus have been establishing, little definite data is confirmed on the dinosaur as of 1986, though it was supposed to share many characteristics with other tyrannosaurids. During studies of the animal, the upper jaw proved attractive, as it possessed more than 20 extremely large, knife-shaped teeth. The skull in universal seems to have many similarities with its North American cousin, Tyrannosaurus rex, prompting many to put it in the Tyrannosaurus genus (the resulting designation would then be Tyrannosaurus bataar). The close similarities have also prompted some scientists to suggest a likely link between the North American and Eurasian continents at that time, perhaps in the form of a land bridge.

Only one species of Tarbosaurus, T. bataar, has been formally established.

Weight Not known, had lighter bones than Tyrannosaurus rex, thus probable less than 7 short tons (6 metric tons)

Length diverse from 33 to 46 feet (10-14 meters)

Height diverse from 14 feet, 6 inches to 20 feet (4.5-6 meters)

Found Mongolia

Period Late Cretaceous

Family tyrannosaurids