ANCIENT TRICERATOPS VERTEBRAE

  • SPECIES - TRICERATOPS
  • AGE - 68/66 MILLION YEARS OLD
  • LATE CRETACEOUS PERIOD
  • BONE TYPE - CAUDAL VERTEBRAE (TAIL)
  • DISCOVERED - EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA, HELL CREEK FORMATION

 

* Triceratops *

Triceratops is a 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.

 

* Caudal Vertebrae *

In the vertebrate spinal column, each vertebra is an irregular bone with a complex structure composed of bone and some hyaline cartilage, the proportions of which vary according to the segment of the backbone and the species of vertebrate.

 

 

* Late Cretaceous Era *

The Late Cretaceous is the younger of two epochs into which the Cretaceous geological period is divided in the geologic time scale. Rock strata from this epoch form the Upper Cretaceous series. The Cretaceous is named after the white limestone known as chalk which occurs widely in northern France and is seen in the white cliffs of south-eastern England, and which dates from this time.​​​​​​​

 

* Hell Creek Formation *

The Hell Creek Formation is an intensively-studied division of mostly Upper Cretaceous and some lower Paleocene rocks in North America, named for exposures studied along Hell Creek, near Jordan, Montana. The formation stretches over portions of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. In Montana, the Hell Creek Formation overlies the Fox Hills Formation. The site of Pompeys Pillar National Monument is a small isolated section of the Hell Creek Formation. In 1966, the Hell Creek Fossil Area was designated as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service.​​​​​​​

 

Triceratops Vertebrae

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