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Facts about Triceratops

  • They stood on four legs (also known as a quadrupedal).
  • It was a herbivore, and it’s diet was all plant based. It also has 3 large horns on it’s face.
  • Triceratops is translated into “three-horned face” from latin.
  • Scientists say, the triceratops may have been up to 30 feet long, longer than a double-decker bus.
  • Full grown adults are said to have weighed 12,000 to 16,000 pounds, equivalent to an elephant.
  • They are the most common found fossils in the upper part of North America.
  • First fossils found in 1887, it was at first thought to be a giant ancient buffalo.
  • Some triceratops had a 10 foot long head, about three-fourths as long as a Volkswagen Beetle.
  • The triceratops were able to defend themselves from the T-Rex with it’s massive head and horns.
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