Triceratops is today one of the most famous of all the dinosaurs. This large Ceratopsia, or horned dinosaur, lived up until the very end of the dinosaur age around 65 million years ago.
Like other horned dinosaurs, Triceratops had a large ridge that ran around the back of its skull. The use of this ridge is still debated today. Many believe that it may have been used to make the animal look larger and more dangerous, or that perhaps it was used to anchor powerful jaw muscles to the skull.
Triceratops probably used its powerful beak to crush food, such as vegetation.
Facts about Triceratops
What is this dinosaur's name?
What does the name Triceratops mean? ....Three Horned Head
How long was Triceratops? ......29.50 feet 9.00 meters
How heavy was Triceratops?.... 12000.00 pounds 6000.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Triceratops assigned to? ...... Ceratopsia
What did Triceratops eat? ....Plants
How many years ago did Triceratops live? .. 65,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Triceratops live? ..... Late Cretaceous
Where did Triceratops live? ....... North America