Tarbosaurus, meaning “alarming lizard,” is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in Asia during the Late Cretaceous period around 70 million years ago, in what is now Mongolia. It was a large carnivorous predator that is believed to have been closely related to the more well-known Tyrannosaurus rex of North America. Tarbosaurus grew up to 40 feet in length, stood up to 20 feet tall, and weighed up to 5-6 tons. It had a large head with sharp teeth and powerful jaws, and its eyes faced forward to provide binocular vision, allowing it to accurately track its prey. The arms of Tarbosaurus were relatively small and underdeveloped, and were likely used for grasping and holding rather than for attacking.
The bones of Tarbosaurus have been found in large numbers in Mongolia, suggesting that it was once a dominant predator in its environment. However, its reign was relatively short-lived, as the dinosaurs, including Tarbosaurus, went extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period. Despite this, Tarbosaurus remains a fascinating and impressive creature, whose discovery and study continues to shed light on the world of dinosaurs.