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Tarchia

© Berislav Krzic

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

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Pronounced
tahrk-ee ah
Meaning of name
brainy one
Length
  8.5m
Diet
herbivorous
When it lived
Late Cretaceous
(75 - 68 million years ago)
Found in
Mongolia

Taxonomic details

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