|Named By:||Evgeny Maleev in 1952|
|Time Period:||Late Cretaceous, 90 Ma|
|Location:||Mongolia - Bayan Shireh Formation|
|Size:||Estimated between 4 and 6 meters long|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Onithischia | Thyreophora | Ankylosauria | Ankylosauridae | Ankylosaurinae ||
Talarurus ( TAL-a-ROOR-as; 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.