Triceratops had one of the most distinctive appearances of any dinosaur. Its skull is one of the largest ever recorded for a land-based animal. In fact, its skull could measure up to three metres in length, featuring three horns (each up to 1 m long) and a giant ‘frill’ around its neck. The horns and frill may have served to protect the creature against predators, but there is evidence to suggest they were mostly used as weapons/protection in battles with other members of the same species.
Lenght: 8-9 m
Weight: 5-6 t
Age: Late Cretaceous (70-65 mio years ago)
Did you know...
that Triceratops was one of the last dinosaurs to develop? It lived side by side with species such as Tyrannosaurus rex, when the age of the dinosaurs came to an end around 65 million years ago.