Tarbosaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Hubei (China), Bayankhongor (Mongolia) and Ömnögovi (Mongolia).

Quick facts about Tarbosaurus:

  • Existed from 83.6 million years ago to Maastrichtian Age
  • Lived in a flood plain
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Had a body mass of approximately 1650 kg
  • Fossil femurs are approximately 854 mm long and wide
  • 46 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Tarbosaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Tarbosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • Z. Kielan-Jaworowska and R. Barsbold. 1972. Narrative of the Polish-Mongolian Palaeontological Expeditions 1967-1971. Palaeontologia Polonica 27:5-136
  • Z. Dong. 1977. On the dinosaurian remains from Turpan, Xinjiang. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 15(1):59-66
  • M. Watabe and S. Suzuki. 2010. Report of the HMNS-MPC Joint Paleontological Expedition in 2006. Hayashibara Museum of Natural Sciences Research Bulletin 3:11-18