Triceratops is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur that first appeared during the late Maastrichtian stage of the late Cretaceous period, about 68 million years ago (Mya) in what is now North America. It is one of the last known non-avian dinosaur genera, and became extinct in the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago.
Triceratops Fast Facts
Diet: Herbivore (plant-eater)
Length: 26 feet (8 m) long
Height: 10 feet (3 m) tall
Weight: 6 to 12 tons
When It Lived: Late Cretaceous period, about 85-65 million years ago
Where It Lived: The first known fossils were found near Denver, Colorado in 1887
Triceratops means "three-horned face" in Greek
Triceratops had anywhere between 400 and 800 teeth
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