Illustration of Triceratops Dinosaur


Meet Triceratops

  • Triceratops apparently fought with each other often. Most adult Triceratops horns have evidence of rough battles where they scraped so hard they left grooves in the bone itself.

  • The Triceratops skull at SMM has a healed injury where the right side of its face was punctured by the horn of another Triceratops.

  • The big frill on the back of its head would have protected its neck from attack from other dinosaurs and the horns of other Triceratops.

  • Triceratops lived at the same time and place as Tyrannosaurus rex.

  • Triceratops’ hearing was more tuned to low frequencies, and not high, sharp sounds.

Home Team: Found in Dinosaurs & Fossils Gallery

Size: Up to 30 feet long, weighing up to 13 tons

Era: Cretaceous Period, about 66 million years ago