#8 Tarbosaurus bataar

#8 SEED IN THE FOSSIL CRATES 2020 CHEW-LY CHOMPIONSHIP

Tarbosaurus bataar - “Hero Alarming Lizard”

 

Family: Tyrannosauridae

From: Mongolia, Asia

Lived: 70 m.y.a., in the Late Cretaceous

Named: Maleev 1955

 

Fight Day Stats

39’ 2" long (11.9 m)

Weighed in at 5 tons (10,312 pounds, 4,677 kg)

 

Bio

Tarbosaurus’ closest relative is Tyrannosaurus and some paleontologists even consider Tarbosaurus to simply be a different species of T. rex.  But don’t tell that to Tarbosaurus!  With over 50 teeth nearly 4” long, a considerably stiffened jaw thanks to unique skeletal modifications, massive bite strength, and keen hearing and smell, this apex predator could hold its own against anything!  Its arms were somehow even smaller than that of T. rex!  Powerful legs and a long tail made it highly mobile for such a large predator. 

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