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Tarbosaurus
the Asian Tyrannosaurus
Vital statistics
Attributes Large; fairly long and thin head; aggressive
Diet Other animals
Fossil finds Asia
Temporal fossil range Cretaceous
75mya
Other names
Production information
Notable individuals
TV appearances The Giant Claw
Sea Monsters: Dangerous Seas
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Tarbosaurus image gallery.
The Tarbosaurus. Scary, but a thrill.

Nigel Marven,
Chased by Dinosaurs: The Giant Claw.

Tarbosaurus was a large species of carnivorous theropod dinosaur from the Cretaceous of Asia.

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.

In Chased by DinosaursEdit

The Giant ClawEdit

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.

In Sea MonstersEdit

The Seventh Most Deadly SeaEdit

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.

List of appearancesEdit