TRICERATOPS

(try-SARA-tops)

This was the first dinosaur he learned what the name meant. Three Horned Face. That unlocked a lot 🙂

Probably the most recognizable dinosaur, this ceratopsian was one of the last non-avian dinosaurs before the mass extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous Time Period.

Name means:
Three Horned Face

From Greek : Tri, kéras, ops

Diet
Herbivore

Time Period
Cretaceous Time Period

68-66 Million Years Ago

Discovered In
North America

Size & Weight
Length:
29 ft (9 metres)
(same as a bus)

Weight:
12.0 tonnes (26,000 lb)
(heavier than an elephant)

Jaw
A sharp beak and 430-600 teeth arranged in groups. A fraction were used at any given time

Limbs
Sturdy limbs with toes pointing forward and out, compared to straight forward like sauropods

Gliding like flying squirrel

Frill
Once thought as for protection, the frill may have been used in identification or displays of dominance
featured prehistoric - dinosaur toy
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Clade Dinosauria
Order Ornithischia
Family Ceratopsidae
Subfamily Chasmosaurinae
Tribe Triceratopsini
Tribe TRICERATOPS

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