4.5" Triceratops Fossil Vertebrae Bone in Iron Nodule Cretaceous Dinosaur WY COA
Location: Lance Creek Formation, Weston County, Wyoming (Private Land Origin)
Weight: 1 Pound 11.6 Oouncs
Dimensions: 4.5 Inches Long 3.5 Inches Wide, 2.5 Inches Thick (Matrix)
Vertebrae Dimensions: 2.6 Inches Long, 2.5 Inches Wide, 2.4 Inches Thick
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This is a genuine fossil.
late Cretaceous 66-68 million years old.
Size: 8 to 9 meters long.
Triceratops is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaurs that first appeared during the Late Cretaceous period about 68 million years ago and weighed about 5 to 9 metric tons. They are large quadrupedal ceratopsian dinosaurs with three prominent horns and a bone frill at the back of their skull. Triceratops had a large skull in comparison to its body size, with a short neck frill that rose up from the back and three horns. The two horns that rose up from above the eyes were the largest, while the nasal horn that pointed up from the snout was much smaller. In addition to its three prominent horns, it possessed numerous small spikes that bordered the margin of the expanded frill of bone at the back of the skull. It shared the landscape with and was probably preyed upon by Tyrannosaurus Rex.