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The name ‘Triceratops’ has been derived from Greek language where ‘tri’ means three and ‘keratops’ means horned face. Triceratops lived in Cretaceous period that was around 65 million years ago. They can be easily recognized by their unique frill and three horns.

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  • Triceratops was a member of ceratopsia family of dinosaurs.
  • They were plant eaters and used their horns to protect themselves from T Rex.
  • Their first fossils were found near Denver, Colorado in 1887.
  • Triceratops had a large no. of teeth which can be anywhere from 400 to 800.
  • They could reach up to 25 feet in length, 10 feet in height and weigh up to 8-9 tons.
  • Triceratops is the state dinosaur of Wyoming.
  • Their skull was one third the length of its entire body.
  • There are 16 proposed species of Triceratops but only two of them, T. horridus and T. prorsus have been considered valid till now.
  • It was quadrupedal and had strong limbs to support its massive body.
  • Their horns could grow to be 3 feet long.
  • Triceratops had a snout like rhino.
  • Their food collecting strategies are compared to current day elephants.
  • They were slow moving creatures.
  • Triceratops roamed in large groups.

 

 

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