The name ‘Triceratops’ comes from the Greek language, with ‘tri’ meaning three and ‘keratops’ meaning horned face. It needed its three horns to try and protect itself from the Tyrannosaurus Rex which lived during the same time period. It lived in the late Cretaceous Period (around 65 million years ago).
The Triceratops was a plant eating (herbivore) dinosaur. The first known fossils to be that of a Triceratops were horns attached to a partial skull, found near Denver, Colorado in 1887.
- Triceratops is 0.5 inches long
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