Triceratops Horns Double Brow

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Triceratops had three horns: two massive ones above its eyes, and a smaller horn on its snout. The two brow horns appear to have twisted and lengthened as a Triceratops aged.

Description

Triceratops Horns Double Brow Replica measures 22 x 24 inches long. Triceratops Horns Double Brow Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Double long brow horns from the quadrupled plant eater of the late Cretaceous of North America. Our precise brow horns can be used as a teaching tool, museum horn exhibit, home décor, or office décor.

Triceratops or T. horridus 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 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. The term Triceratops, which literally means “three-horned face”, is derived from the Greek.

Bearing a large bony frill and three horns on the skull, and its large four-legged body possessing similarities with the modern rhinoceros, Triceratops or T. horridus is one of the most recognizable of all dinosaurs and the best-known ceratopsid. It was also one of the largest, up to nine meters long and twelve tons in weight.

It shared the landscape with and was probably preyed upon by Tyrannosaurus, though it is less certain that the two did battle in the manner often depicted in museum displays and popular images. The functions of the frills and three distinctive facial horns on its head have long inspired debate.

The first named specimen now attributed to Triceratops or T. horridus is a pair of brow horns attached to a skull roof, found by George Lyman Cannon near Denver, Colorado in the spring of 1887.

This specimen was sent to American paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh, who believed that the formation from which it came dated from the Pliocene, and that the bones belonged to a particularly large and unusual bison, which he named Bison alticornis.

He realized that there were horned dinosaurs by the next year, which saw his publication of the genus Ceratops from fragmentary remains, but he still believed B. alticornis to be a Pliocene mammal. It took a third and much more complete skull to change his mind.

The specimen, collected in 1888 by John Bell Hatcher from the Lance Formation of Wyoming, was initially described as another species of Ceratops. Cowboy Edmund B. Wilson had been startled by the sight of a monstrous skull poking out of the side of a ravine. He tried to recover it by throwing a lasso around one of the horns. When it broke off, the skull tumbling to the bottom of the cleft.

Wilson brought the horn to his boss, the rancher and avid fossil collector Charles Arthur Guernsey, who happened to show it to Hatcher. Marsh subsequently ordered Hatcher to locate and salvage the skull. This is the holotype YPM 1820. It was first named Ceratops horridus.

When further preparation uncovered the third, nose, horn, Marsh changed his mind and gave the piece the generic name Triceratops or T. horridus.

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Additional information

Weight 14 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 22 in
Triceratops Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: †Ornithischia
Family: †Ceratopsidae
Subfamily: †Chasmosaurinae
Tribe: †Triceratopsini
Genus: †Triceratops
Type species: †Triceratops horridus
Conservation Status: Extinct