Tarchia

Tarchia

Pronunciation:
tahrk-ee ah
Name meaning:
'brainy one'
Tarchia
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Type of dinosaur:
armoured dinosaur
Length:
8.5m
Diet:
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When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 75-68 million years ago
Found in:
Mongolia

Tarchia is known from a complete skeleton, including an armoured skull, and is the largest and most recent anylosaur. Tarchia lived in the desert.

Taxonomic details

Taxonomy:
Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Genasauria, Thyreophora, Ankylosauromorpha, Ankylosauria, Ankylosaurinae
Named by:
Maleev (1956)
Type species:
gigantea
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