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Triceratops Facts

Name Means
"Three horned face"
Type
Plant eater, ceratopsian (horned-face dinosaur)
Lived When
Late Cretaceious (99-65 million years ago)
Weight
Up to 9.3 tons
Height
7 feet at the hips
Length
30 feet
Weapons
Its horns
Diet
Plants and woody growth of trees
Habitat
Wyoming and Montana, Saskatchewan and Alberta in Canada

Interesting
Triceratops
Facts

One triceratops skull that was discovered weighed more than 3.3 tons. That's just the skull!

On some adults, the "eye horns" of the triceratops grew to be more than 3 feet long.

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Kronosaurus Liopleurodon Nothosaurus
Ornithomimus Oviraptor Ornitholestes
Plesiosaur Pliosaur Protoceratops
Quetzacoatlus Saltopus Pterodactyl
Stegosaurus T-Rex Spinosaurus
Trilobite Troodon Triceratops
Utahraptor Velociraptor Yangchuanosaurus


 

Triceratops was not a predator. But if a dinosaur attacked it,  it could defend easily with those horns!
Triceratops' big tail helped balance
the weight of its big head!

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