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Triceratops Fact Sheet
|NAME:||Meaning - Triceratops means "three-horned face"
Named By - Othniel Marsh
When Named - 1889
|SIZE:||Length - 30 feet (9 m) long
Height - 7 ft (2 m) tall at the hips
Weight - up to 6-12 tons
|WHEN IT LIVED:||Late Cretaceous period, about 72-65 million years ago|
|WHERE IT LIVED:||Fossils have been found in western Canada and the western United States, North America.|
|FOSSILS:||What has been Found - About 50
Triceratops skulls and some partial skeletons have been found.
Who Found the First Fossil and When - The first Triceratops skull was found in 1888 by John Bell Hatcher.
|When threatened by predators, Triceratops probably charged into its enemy like the modern-day rhinoceros does. Triceratops was probably a herding animal, like the other ceratopsians. T. rex probably ate dinosaurs like Triceratops.|
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