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Triceratops Vertebrae

68 - 65 Million Years Old

Late Cretaceous

Species: Triceratops

Specimen: Dorsal (Tail) Vertebrae

Discovered: South Dakota, Hell Creek Formation

Measures roughly 8 1/2"

Stand & Info card included


The Triceratops vertebrae is an extraordinary item that offers a fascinating glimpse into the ancient world of the Late Cretaceous period, specifically dating back approximately 68 to 65 million years ago. This particular specimen consists of dorsal vertebrae, which belonged to the iconic dinosaur species known as Triceratops. These magnificent creatures were herbivorous dinosaurs characterized by their distinctive three-horned face and prominent frill.


The discovery of these Triceratops vertebrae took place in the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota, a renowned paleontological site rich in fossilized remains from the Late Cretaceous period. The Hell Creek Formation has yielded numerous significant dinosaur fossils, contributing immensely to our understanding of prehistoric life.


The Triceratops dorsal vertebrae hold valuable insights into the anatomy and biomechanics of these ancient creatures. Each vertebra in the tail region played a crucial role in supporting the weight of the dinosaur and facilitating movement. By studying these well-preserved fossilized remains, paleontologists can analyze the intricate details of the bone structure, such as the presence of articulation surfaces, processes, and the overall shape, to reconstruct the morphology and locomotion of Triceratops.

Triceratops Vertebrae

SKU: Triceratops Vertebrae - $655

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