When the famous Tyrannosaurus rex roamed North America, a very similar dinosaur was living on the other side of the Earth in east Asia. Known as Tarbosaurus, this dinosaur was an equally powerful close cousin of T. rex. And like T. rex, this
predator walked on two feet, and had a large head with powerful jaws and huge jagged teeth.

Tarbosaurus (“terror lizard”)
Locality found: eastern Asia
Age: Late Cretaceous, about 70 mya
Size: 30-40 feet long; weighed up to five tons
Diet: carnivore (ate plant-eating dinosaurs and possibly other carnivores)
Characteristics: bipedal, with large head and tiny arms; strong jaws with sharp, serrated teeth
Cool fact: It had a good sense of smell and binocular vision.

Image credits: main image, Sean Murtha.