What does its name mean?
Triceratops means Three Horned Face!
Where & when did it live?
This dinosaur lived in North America (modern day Colorado, Montana, North & South Dakota, and Wyoming, and in the Canadian provinces of Alberta & Saskatchewan) during the late Cretaceous Era about 68 to 66 million years ago.
How big did it get?
Triceratops grew up to 9 meters long and weighed between 6,000 – 12,000 kg.
What did it eat?
Plants! Triceratops was a plant-eating dinosaur, also called a herbivore.
Fun & interesting facts!
The Triceratop’s frill might have helped to protect its neck, but some specimens show Tyrannosaurus’s bite marks puncturing the frill, so it wasn’t always enough. The frills could also have been used to attract mates, as a way for members of the same species to recognise each other.