Tarchia

Tarchia gigantea

  • Pronounced:  Tar - chee - uh

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant-Eater)

  • Name Means:  "Brainy"

  • Length:  28 Feet (8.5 m)

  • Height:  10 Feet (3m)

  • Weight:  5 Tons (4,500 kilos)

  • Time:  Late Cretaceous - 70 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Asia

Tarchia was a large, armored dinosaur that lived in Asia. This plant-eater seems to have been a common dinosaur and quite was similar to Ankylosaurus. It was another member of the family of dinosaurs that were built low to the ground with thick, bony scutes covering much of their back and neck. It also had a fearsome weapon to protect itself, a heavy, bony club on the end of its tail that when swung could have broken the bones of any animal that tried to attack it.

Tarchia seemed to have a larger brain than other members of its family do, and its skull seems to support the theory that ankylosaur heads became more massive as they evolved.



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