Triceratops

"Triceratops"
2001
Illustration board
4.5"x9.5"

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2,316 pixels (7.7") high
5,588 pixels (18.6") wide
300 dpi resolution
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Publication History


Essay

The huge head of this prehistoric beast was adorned with three horns, a clashing beak and a large bony frill that shielded the animal's neck. The horns may have been a defense against predatory dinosaurs, but like the antlers of a deer they may also have been used to battle rivals for mates or territory.

Vital Statistics

Genus Name: Triceratops ("three horns face")
Type Species: * T. horridus (Marsh, 1889)
Length: 26-33 feet (8-10 meters)
Weight: 5-9 tons
Time: 72-65 million years ago (Late Cretaceous)
Place: Colorado, Montana, S. Dakota, Wyoming,
  Alberta, Saskatchewan
Diet: plant-eater (herbivore)


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