|“||The Tarbosaurus. Scary, but a thrill.||”|
Physical appearance and biologyEdit
Tarbosaurus had the basic body plan of a generic theropod dinosaur. It was similar to it's close relative, Tyrannosaurus, but had a sleeker, slimmer head. It also had completely grey scales.
Tarbosaurus would occasionally walk vertically, in order to balance its massive head with the rest of its body.
Behaviour and traitsEdit
Tarbosaurus were aggressive apex predators which hunted alone, and would attack probably any other animal in the Nemegt Desert. Perhaps the only animal that posed a threat to a Tarbosaurus - save for another of it's own species - was a Therizinosaurus.
A Tarbosaurus approaches some bushes where Nigel Marven and his cameraman are hiding. The cameraman switches off the camera, and the giant predator does not notice the pair. It walks off, observed by Nigel as he reads about the dinosaur in his book.
A Tarbosaurus later scares a herd of Saurolophus at a large lake as it goes down to drink. It is again watched by Nigel.
Before it can drink, a Therizinosaurus show up, also wanting a drink. The two theropods face off, roaring at each other, until the Tarbosaurus snaps at the other dinosaur. The predator, however, leaves when the Therizinosaurs hits it in the face and wounds it.
A Tarbosaurus chases Nigel Marven across a shallow lake, and ends up cornering him on the cliffs beside the sea. Nigel jumps into the water just as the dinosaur goes to eat him - the dinosaur misses, and roars in anger.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Tarbosaurus scale silhouette in The Complete Guide to Prehistoric Life is a commonly-used, old stock image.