Bipedal Physical Description Tyrannosaurus Rex had a massive skull that was around 5 ft in length.
It walked on four sturdy legs and had three horns on its face along with a large bony plate projecting from the back of its skull a frill. One short horn above its parrot-like beak and two longer horns over 3 feet or 1 m long above its eyes probably provided protection from predators.
The horns were possibly used in mating rivalry and rituals. It had a large skull, up to 10 feet 3 m long, one of the largest skulls of any land animal ever discovered.
Its head was nearly one-third as long as its body. Triceratops hatched from eggs. Triceratops was about 30 feet long 9 m10 feet tall 3 mand weighed up to tons.
It had a short, pointed tail, a bulky body, column-like legs with hoof-like claws, and a bony neck frill rimmed with bony bumps. It had a parrot-like beak, many cheek teeth, and powerful jaws.
It was among the last of the dinosaur species to evolve before the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction 65 million years ago. Among the contemporaries of Triceratops were Tyrannosaurus rex which probably preyed upon TriceratopsAnkylosaurus an armored herbivoreCorythosaurus a crested dinosaurand Dryptosaurus a meat-eating dinosaur.
This hypothesis is supported by the finding of bone beds, large deposits of bones of the same species in an area. When threatened by predators, Triceratops probably charged into its enemy like the modern-day rhinoceros does. This was probably a very effective defense. It probably ate cycads and other low-lying plants with its tough beak.
Triceratops could chew well with its cheek teeth like other Ceratopsians, but unlike most other dinosaurs. Triceratops was hunted and eaten by T. Coprolite fossilized feces from a T. This 65 million year old specimen contains chunks of bones from an herbivorous plant-eating dinosaur which was eaten by the T.
This bone fragment is perhaps part of the head frill of aTriceratops. Dinosaur speeds are estimated using their morphology characteristics like leg length and estimated body mass and fossilized trackways. At first this fossil was mistakenly identified as an extinct species of buffalo.
The first Triceratops skull was found in by John Bell Hatcher. About about 50 Triceratops skulls and some partial skeletons have been found.
It was a member of the suborder Marginocephalia, and the family of large, horned, herding herbivores, the Ceratopsians. The ceratopsians were one of the last major group of dinosaurs to evolve, and include Psittacosaurus, Leptoceratops, Pachyrhinosaurus, MontanoceratopsChasmosaurus, Centrosaurus, TriceratopsStyracosaurusProtoceratopsand others.
Kingdom Animalia animals Phylum Chordata having a hollow nerve chord ending in a brain Class Archosauria diapsids with socket-set teeth, etc. Marsh, There is some disagreement about how many species of Triceratops have been found.
Some paleontologists notably Ostrom and Welnhoffer, believe there is one species, Triceratops horridus.
Others believe that there are two C. Forster, or more species, including: Triceratops horridus, Triceratops prorsus, Triceratops albertensis, Triceratops ingens, Triceratops alticornis, and perhaps others.
A Triceratops printout with information and a labelled diagram.ANATOMY Triceratops was a rhinoceros-like dinosaur. It walked on four sturdy legs and had three horns on its face along with a large bony .
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