Talarurus

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Talarurus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 90 Ma
Dinosaurium, Talarurus plicatospineus 2.jpg
Front view of skeleton
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Family: Ankylosauridae
Subfamily: Ankylosaurinae
Genus: Talarurus
Maleev, 1952
Species:
T. plicatospineus
Binomial name
Talarurus plicatospineus
Maleev, 1952

Talarurus (/ˌtæləˈrʊərəs/ TAL-ə-ROOR-əs; meaning "Wicker tail") is an extinct genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur that lived approximately 90 million years ago during the latter part of the Cretaceous Period in what is now Mongolia. Talarurus was a hippopotamus-sized, heavily built, ground-dwelling, quadrupedal herbivore, that could grow up to an estimated 6 m (19.7 ft) long. Like other ankylosaurs it had heavy armour and a club on its tail. Along with Tsagantegia, Talarurus is one of the oldest known ankylosaurines from Asia and one of the better-known ankylosaurs from Mongolia.