Dinosaur - Triceratops

Dinosaur  -  Triceratops
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Reptile
Group
  Dinosaur
Genus
  Triceratops
Status
  Extinct
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Sun May 4 11:18:16 2014
Image Credit
  wiki/File:Triceratops_BW.jpg
Image Comment
  Triceratops horridus, a ceratopsian from the Late Cretaceous of North America.
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  • There were likely several species of Triceratops dinosaurs.
  • It is unlikely that Triceratops could move very quickly.
  • The skull of a Triceratops is among the largest of all land animals.
  • The head of the Triceratops was about 1/3 of its entire body length.
  • The name Triceratops means Three-Horned Face.
  • Triceratops fossils were found in North America.
  • It is estimated that adult Triceratops dinosaurs weighed 12,000 to 24,000 pounds.
  • Triceratops were about 30 feet long, which is just a bit shorter than a school bus in length.
  • Triceratops was well defended so was not easy prey for dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
  • Triceratop dinosaurs were herbivores.
  • Triceratops lived about 65-70 million years ago, in the Cretaceous Period.

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