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Triceratops

Triceratops was a genus of herbivorous dinosaurs that lived around the end of the Cretaceous period. All species lived on the North American continent and are, like all the other dinosaurs, extinct now. It was about 9 metres (30 feet) long and probably weighed around 5,400 kg. The name means "three horned face".

Triceratops was discovered by John Bell Hatcher[?] in 1888. Its declaration as a legitimate dinosaur came when an intact skull was found. Previous to this, it was misidentified as a type of buffalo.

Nowadays, species of Triceratops include:

  • T. americanus
  • T. horridus

The Diceratops[?] was formerly believed to be a species of Triceratops as well but is now believed to be a member of an own genus and species.

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