Age - 67 / 66 Million Years Old
Species - Triceratops
Bone - Brow Horn
Discovered - Newell, South Dakota, Hell Creek Formation
Weighs - 8.7lbs
Measures - Right at 16 1/2 inches long! ( From longest points on the fossil )
* A custom stand will be included with the fossil
** The Triceratops **
Triceratops is an extinct genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur that first appeared during the late Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous period, about 68 million years ago in what is now North America. It is one of the last-known non-avian dinosaur genera, and became extinct in the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago.
** Triceratops Brow Horn History **
The first named fossil specimen now attributed to Triceratops is a pair of brow horns attached to a skull roof, found by George Lyman Cannon near Denver, Colorado, in the spring of 1887. This specimen was sent to Marsh, who believed that the formation from which it came dated from the Pliocene, and that the bones belonged to a particularly large and unusual bison, which he named Bison alticornis. He realized that there were horned dinosaurs by the next year, which saw his publication of the genus Ceratops from fragmentary remains, but he still believed B. alticornis to be a Pliocene mammal. It took a third and much more complete skull to change his mind.
Triceratops Horn - Brow Horn
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