Tyrannosaurus bataar

Tyrannosaurus bataar

  • Pronounced:  tie-Ran-o-Saw-rus bah-tar

  • Diet:  Carnivore (Meat-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "tyrant lizard"

  • Length:  40 feet (13 m)

  • Height:  16 feet (5 m)

  • Weight:  6 tons (6,000 kilos)

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous - 67 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in North America, Asia

This was a very close relative of Tyrannosaurus  rex that lived in China during that Late Cretaceous period. Originally called Tarbosaurus when it was discovered in 1955, it was later renamed Tyrannosaurus  baatar after studies and comparisons of the fossils determined that they were from the same family.

This dinosaur is good example of how international cooperation can greatly benefit science, and it also helps to show how genus and species are related. Tyrannosaurus  baatar is the same genus, but a different species.

See Tyrannosaurus  rex for more information.

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