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'''''{{Infobox_Creature
 
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|image = [[Image:Triceratops.jpg|300px]]
 
|image = [[Image:Triceratops.jpg|300px]]
|Scientific name = ''Triceratops prosus''
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|Scientific name = ''Triceratops horridus''
 
|Time period = Late [[Cretaceous]]
 
|Time period = Late [[Cretaceous]]
|Primary diet = Herbivore}}'''''Triceratops'''''<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;"> is a well-armored </span>dinosaur<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">, and one of the last dinosaurs to have ever existed. </span>''Triceratops'' <span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">was about 3 meters (10 feet) tall, 10 meters (33 feet) long, weighed as much as 7 tons, and had a skull up to 3 meters (10 ft) in length making it one of the biggest, if not only the biggest of the ceratopsians. </span><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">They were thought to be browsers, they had shearing teeth to slice through vegetation. They fed on low shrubs. </span><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">A fully grown </span>''Triceratops'' <span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">was far from defenseless because u</span><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">nlike most of its relatives, </span>''Triceratops'' <span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">lacked the two holes that are covered with skin on its bony frill, allowing it to use it as a shield to its neck as well as using it for display. </span><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">According to some palaeontologists, it might be the juvenile of a different ceratopsid dinosaur, </span>''Torosaurus'',<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;"> though most think this is quite unlikely. </span>''Triceratops'' <span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">was one of the last dinosaurs to go extinct at the end of the Cretaceous Period 65,000,000 MYA.</span>
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|Primary diet = Herbivore}}'''''Triceratops'''''<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;"> is a large ceratopsian </span>dinosaur<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">, and one of the last non-avian dinosaurs to have ever existed. </span>''Triceratops'' <span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">was about 3 meters (10 feet) tall, 10 meters (33 feet) long, weighed as much as 7 tons, and had a skull up to 3 meters (10 ft) in length making it one of the biggest, if not the biggest of all the horned dinosaurs. </span><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">They are thought to have been browsers, as they had shearing teeth to slice through vegetation and feed on low shrubs. </span><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">A fully grown </span>''Triceratops'' <span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">was far from defenseless because of its impressive size, thick hide, and, u</span><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">nlike many of its relatives, </span>''Triceratops'' <span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">lacked the two holes covered with skin on its bony frill, allowing it to use it as a shield to its neck as well as using it for display. </span><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">According to some palaeontologists, it may have been the juvenile form of a different ceratopsid dinosaur, </span>''Torosaurus'',<span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;"> though many think this is quite unlikely. </span>''Triceratops'' <span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;">was one of the last dinosaurs to go extinct at the end of the Cretaceous Period 65,000,000 MYA.</span>
 
==In [[When Dinosaurs Roamed America]]==
 
==In [[When Dinosaurs Roamed America]]==
   
A herd mixed with ''Triceratops'', ''[[Edmontosaurus |Edmontosaurus]]'', and ''[[Ornithomimus]]'' are in the fern plain. Then a young male ''[[Tyrannosaurus rex|T. rex]]'' charges out of ambush. The baby ''Triceratops'' hide behind the adults. The ''T. rex'' backs off and decides to eat a ''[[Quetzalcoatlus]]'' who was feeding on a dead ''Triceratops'', but that dosen't work, so the prince walks away.
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A herd mixed with ''Triceratops'', ''[[Edmontosaurus |Edmontosaurus]]'', and ''[[Ornithomimus]]'' are seen grazing in the fern plain. A young male ''[[Tyrannosaurus rex|T. rex]]'' charges out of the forest in an ambush, prompting the Triceratops herd to assume a defensive position by surrounding the baby ''Triceratops'' in an impenetrable circular position. The Tyrannosaurus backs off in response and decides to instead chase a ''[[Quetzalcoatlus]]'' who was feeding on a dead ''Triceratops'', but the pterosaur escapes, and so the tyrant prince retreats back into the forest. Later, multiple ''Triceratops'' were seen running from the meteor shower that the asteroid impact unleashed upon their world, and are shown to have gone extinct alongside all other dinosaurs, with the exception of birds.
   
Many ''Triceratops'' were seen running from the meteor-shower the asteroid unleashed.
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== Scientific Inaccuracies ==
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* ''Triceratops'' may have had feather-like quills on its back, something the ''When Dinosaurs Roamed America Triceratops'' doesn’t have. It should be noted however that this theory was proposed long after the documentary’s debut, and it is only a hypothesis in any case.
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* Triceratops may have possessed a keratin covering over its skull in life, which could potentially have caused the horns to appear even larger and differently shaped than the animal is generally depicted.
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== Gallery ==
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[[File:When-dinosaurs-roamed-america-t-rex-vs-a-herd-of-triceratops.jpg|thumb|281x281px|left]]
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[[File:Screenshot 2020-04-10 at 11.46.02 PM.png|thumb|281x281px]]
   
== Errors ==
 
* ''Triceratops'' possibly had feather-like quills on it's back, something the ''When Dinosaurs Roamed America Triceratops'' didn't have. It should be noted though that this discovery was found long after the show.
 
[[File:When-dinosaurs-roamed-america-t-rex-vs-a-herd-of-triceratops.jpg|thumb|300px]]
 
    
 
 
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Revision as of 16:06, April 23, 2020

Triceratops
Creature information
Scientific name : Triceratops horridus
Time period : Late Cretaceous
Primary diet : Herbivore
In the documentary
Triceratops is a large ceratopsian dinosaur, and one of the last non-avian dinosaurs to have ever existed. Triceratops was about 3 meters (10 feet) tall, 10 meters (33 feet) long, weighed as much as 7 tons, and had a skull up to 3 meters (10 ft) in length making it one of the biggest, if not the biggest of all the horned dinosaurs. They are thought to have been browsers, as they had shearing teeth to slice through vegetation and feed on low shrubs. A fully grown Triceratops was far from defenseless because of its impressive size, thick hide, and, unlike many of its relatives, Triceratops lacked the two holes covered with skin on its bony frill, allowing it to use it as a shield to its neck as well as using it for display. According to some palaeontologists, it may have been the juvenile form of a different ceratopsid dinosaur, Torosaurus, though many think this is quite unlikely. Triceratops was one of the last dinosaurs to go extinct at the end of the Cretaceous Period 65,000,000 MYA.

In When Dinosaurs Roamed America

A herd mixed with TriceratopsEdmontosaurus, and Ornithomimus are seen grazing in the fern plain. A young male T. rex charges out of the forest in an ambush, prompting the Triceratops herd to assume a defensive position by surrounding the baby Triceratops in an impenetrable circular position. The Tyrannosaurus backs off in response and decides to instead chase a Quetzalcoatlus who was feeding on a dead Triceratops, but the pterosaur escapes, and so the tyrant prince retreats back into the forest. Later, multiple Triceratops were seen running from the meteor shower that the asteroid impact unleashed upon their world, and are shown to have gone extinct alongside all other dinosaurs, with the exception of birds.

Scientific Inaccuracies

  • Triceratops may have had feather-like quills on its back, something the When Dinosaurs Roamed America Triceratops doesn’t have. It should be noted however that this theory was proposed long after the documentary’s debut, and it is only a hypothesis in any case.
  • Triceratops may have possessed a keratin covering over its skull in life, which could potentially have caused the horns to appear even larger and differently shaped than the animal is generally depicted.

Gallery

Screenshot 2020-04-10 at 11.41.00 PM
When-dinosaurs-roamed-america-t-rex-vs-a-herd-of-triceratops
Screenshot 2020-04-10 at 11.41.23 PM
Screenshot 2020-04-10 at 11.44.11 PM
Screenshot 2020-04-10 at 11.44.52 PM
Screenshot 2020-04-10 at 11.46.02 PM
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