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Triceratops Vertebrae Prezygapophysis

Age - 67 / 66 Million Years Old

Late Cretaceous

Species - Triceratops

Bone - Vertebrae Prezygapophysis ( Connecting bone between vertebrae )

Discovered - Newell, South Dakota, Hell Creek Formation

Measures Roughly 3"


Triceratops was a large, herbivorous dinosaur that lived during the late Cretaceous period, around 68-66 million years ago. It was one of the last non-avian dinosaurs to exist before the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. Triceratops was named for its three horns on its large head, with the largest horn situated on the nose and the other two located above the eyes. The skull of Triceratops was one of the largest and most impressive among all known dinosaurs, measuring up to 9 feet long and weighing several hundred pounds.


Triceratops was a quadrupedal dinosaur, meaning it walked on all four legs. It had a massive body that could reach up to 30 feet in length and weighed up to 12 tons. Triceratops was also known for its frill, a bony plate that protruded from the back of its head and provided extra protection. The frill was covered in skin and could be used for display, as well as for defense against predators.


Triceratops likely fed on low-lying vegetation, such as ferns and other plants, using its beak-like mouth to strip leaves from branches. Despite its size and impressive horns, Triceratops was not invulnerable to attack from predators, such as the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex. Fossil evidence suggests that Triceratops may have lived in herds, which could have provided protection against predators and allowed for social interactions among the animals.


Triceratops is one of the most well-known and beloved dinosaurs among both children and adults. Its iconic appearance and impressive size have made it a favorite among paleontologists and dinosaur enthusiasts. Despite being extinct for millions of years, Triceratops continues to capture our imagination and inspire us to learn more about the fascinating world of dinosaurs.



Triceratops Vertebrae Prezygapophysis

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