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Triceratops (three-horned face) was a herbivore from 68 - 65 MYA (the late Cretaceous period). It averaged 7.9 to 9 metres in length, 2.9 - 3 metres in height, and weighed 6 to 12 tonnes. It was the last dinosaur to appear before the Cretaceous - Paleogene Extinction Event. A large skull, up to 2.5 metres, represented 1/3 the overall length of the animal. There was a single horn on the snout above the nostrils; and above this horn, there was a double pair, each of 1 metre in length. A bony frill like a ruff appears to the rear of the skull. Skin of Triceratops may have been covered in bristle like structures. The hands were three-hoofed while the feet were four-hoofed.

In the photograph there is a young Triceratop to the left, and several more recently emerged from their shells to the right on the ground. In the distance, to the right, there is a pterosaur. I will upload some closeups of pterosaurs next week. The shot was taken at the Indodra Fossil and Dinosaur Park in Gandhinagar.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 484] (1509)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-04-29
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-09-12 3:53
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