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'''Triceratops''' was a large North [[America]]n ceratopsian (horned) [[dinosaur]]. It had a large bony frill protecting its neck and three horns - one over each eye and a smaller one on its beaked snout.
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'''Triceratops''' ("three-horned face") was a large North [[America]]n ceratopsian (horned) [[dinosaur]]. It had a large bony frill protecting its neck and three horns - one over each eye and a smaller one on its beaked snout.
  
 
Triceratops was herbivorous, up to 26 feet long, and could weigh up to 6 tons. The skull of Triceratops, which is approximately a third of the entire animal's length, is among the largest known for all land animals.
 
Triceratops was herbivorous, up to 26 feet long, and could weigh up to 6 tons. The skull of Triceratops, which is approximately a third of the entire animal's length, is among the largest known for all land animals.
  
 
Several species of Triceratops are known, from a large number of [[fossil]] remains. In the evolutionary paradigm, they were among the last of the dinosaurs, living in the late [[Cretaceous]] period.
 
Several species of Triceratops are known, from a large number of [[fossil]] remains. In the evolutionary paradigm, they were among the last of the dinosaurs, living in the late [[Cretaceous]] period.
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Triceratops is the official state dinosaur of [[Wyoming]].<ref>http://wyoming.gov/general.aspx</ref>
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Revision as of 13:38, 17 September 2008

Triceratops ("three-horned face") was a large North American ceratopsian (horned) dinosaur. It had a large bony frill protecting its neck and three horns - one over each eye and a smaller one on its beaked snout.

Triceratops was herbivorous, up to 26 feet long, and could weigh up to 6 tons. The skull of Triceratops, which is approximately a third of the entire animal's length, is among the largest known for all land animals.

Several species of Triceratops are known, from a large number of fossil remains. In the evolutionary paradigm, they were among the last of the dinosaurs, living in the late Cretaceous period.

Triceratops is the official state dinosaur of Wyoming.[1]

References

  1. http://wyoming.gov/general.aspx