A type of herbivorous dinosaur easily recognizable by its large frill and three horns which lived in the Cretaceous period.



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  • Length: 9 meters (29.529 feet)
  • Height: 3 meters (9.843 feet)

  • - It may have played a role in defense, in mating or in establishing a pecking order. As Triceratops got older, holes appeared in their frills, decreasing their weight.
  • - Literally, the name Triceratops means three-horned face. Horns may have played a role in defense, in mating or in the establishment of a pecking order.


Triceratops lived approximately 65-70 million years ago. It was named after its three horns, which together with its bony frill played an important role either in defense, or in mating, and in the establishment of a pecking order.
It was a type of herbivorous dinosaur, using its beak to tear at plants.

It had several hundred teeth which were used for chewing. It fed primarily on plants from the understory, but it was also able to tear down trees to eat their leaves.

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