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Triceratops (Triceratops horridus)

Name's meaning: "Three Horned Face"

Pronounciation: tri-ser-a-tops

Physical Description:
A full grown Triceratops measured about about 30 feet long, 10 feet tall (3 m), and weighed about 6-12 tons (weight estimates vary greatly for dinosaurs).
It was about twice the size of a rhinoceros. It had four short legs with three horns on it's face. Two long horns were above it's eyes and one short stubby horn on it's nose. It had flat teeth and a thrill on it's head that protected it's neck. It also had a large tail.

Young Earth Age:
Alive sometime in the last 6000 years.

Old Earth Age:
According to old earth scientists, Triceratops lived in the late Cretaceous Period, about 65-72 million years ago.

It was a herbivore (plant eating dinosaur).

Fossil locations:
Ankylosaurus fossils have been found in the Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota , Colorado, and Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan).




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