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Triceratops (‘Three-horn face’)


Triceratops (‘Three-horn face’)
Herbivore Late Cretaceous, 67-65 MYA, Found in: Western North America, Lived in: Forests with prairies.  Combat ready: Powerful horns helped protect from predators. Colourful frill: The large frill was probably used to attract a mate, like a peacock’s feathers, but it could also have doubled up as a way of keeping their blood cool. Heavy skull: Triceratops were big-heads – the largest triceratops skulls found by dinosaur-fossil hunters are over 2m in length. Heavyweight: Triceratops weighed the same as two West African elephants – that’s almost 12 tonnes. Dino skill Triceratops’ three horns and frill were used for courtships and combat, using them to take on and beat the dreaded: Tyrannosaurus rex. Triceratops Killer rating: 2/5, Speed: 2/5 Defence: 4/5.

Triceratops (‘Three-horn face’)  Herbivore Late Cretaceous, 67-65 MYA, Found in: Western North America, Lived in: Forests with prairies.  Combat ready: Powerful horns helped protect from predators. Colourful frill: The large frill was probably used to attract a mate, like a peacock’s feathers, but it could also have doubled up as a way of keeping their blood cool. Heavy skull: Triceratops were big-heads – the largest triceratops skulls found by dinosaur-fossil hunters are over 2m in length. Heavyweight: Triceratops weighed the same as two West African elephants – that’s almost 12 tonnes. Dino skill Triceratops’ three horns and frill were used for courtships and combat, using them to take on and beat the dreaded: Tyrannosaurus rex. Triceratops Killer rating: 2/5, Speed: 2/5 Defence: 4/5.