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Tarbosaurus Dinosaur Egg Replica measures 17.3 inches. Tarbosaurus Dinosaur Egg Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Tarbosaurus bataar is the scientific name. Our precise dinosaur egg can be used as a teaching tool, museum egg exhibit, home decor egg, or office decor egg.
Tarbosaurus bataar meaning “alarming lizard” is a genus of tyrannosaurid dinosaur that flourished in Asia about 70 million years ago, at the end of the Late Cretaceous Period, considered to contain a single known species, Tarbosaurus bataar. Fossils have been recovered in Mongolia, with more fragmentary remains found further afield in parts of China.
Although many species have been named, modern paleontologists recognize only one, Tarbosaurus bataar, as valid. Some experts see this species as an Asian representative of the North American genus Tyrannosaurus; this would make the genus Tarbosaurus redundant.
Tarbosaurus bataar and Tyrannosaurus, if not synonymous, are considered to be at least closely related genera. Alioramus, also from Mongolia, has previously been thought by some authorities to be the closest relative of Tarbosaurus bataar, though this has since been disproven with the discovery of Qianzhousaurus and the description of the Alioramini.
Like most known tyrannosaurids, Tarbosaurus bataar was a large bipedal predator, weighing up to 5 metric tons (5.5 short tons) and equipped with about sixty large teeth. It had a unique locking mechanism in its lower jaw and the smallest forelimbs relative to body size of all tyrannosaurids, renowned for their disproportionately tiny, two-fingered forelimbs.
Tarbosaurus bataar lived in a humid floodplain criss-crossed by river channels. In this environment, it was an apex predator, probably preying on other large dinosaurs like the hadrosaur Saurolophus or the sauropod Nemegtosaurus.
Tarbosaurus bataar is represented by dozens of fossil specimens, including several complete skulls and skeletons. These remains have allowed scientific studies focusing on its phylogeny, skull mechanics, and brain structure.
Tarbosaurus bataar fossils are only found around the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and China, both of which ban their export, though some specimens have been looted by private collectors.
Although slightly smaller than Tyrannosaurus, Tarbosaurus bataar was one of the largest tyrannosaurids. The largest known individuals were between 33 and 39 ft. long. The mass of a fully grown individual is considered comparable to or slightly smaller than Tyrannosaurus, often estimated to be around 4 to 5 metric tons.
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|Dimensions||17.3 × 11.6 × 3.5 in|