Triceratops

Triceratops

About Triceratops

Nephrozoa Triceratops is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur which lived during the late Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period, around 68 to 65 million years ago (Mya) in what is now North America. It was one of the last non-avian dinosaur genera to appear before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event. The term Triceratops literally means 'three-horned face'. Bearing a large bony frill and three horns on its large four-legged body, and conjuring similarities with the modern rhinoceros, Triceratops is one of the most recognizable of all dinosaurs and the best known ceratopsid.

Contributions by Casliber, Firsfron, and J. Spencer.