Tarchia was a herbivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as South Gobi (Mongolia) and Bayankhongor (Mongolia).

Quick facts about Tarchia:

  • Existed from 83.6 million years ago to Maastrichtian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 9 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Tarchia illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Tarchia was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • Y. M. Gubin. 1999. Gobiatidy (Anura) iz verkhnemelovogo mestonakhozhdeniya Khermin-Tsav; Gobi, Mongoliya (= Gobiatids (Anura) from the Upper Cretaceous locality Khermeen-Tsav (Gobi Desert, Mongolia)). Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal 1:76-87
  • Z. Kielan-Jaworowska. 1966. Third (1965) Polish-Mongolian Palaeontological Expedition to the Gobi Desert and western Mongolia. Bulletin de l'Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Cl. II 14(4):249-252
  • Z. Kielan-Jaworowska and R. Barsbold. 1972. Narrative of the Polish-Mongolian Palaeontological Expeditions 1967-1971. Palaeontologia Polonica 27:5-136