The Triceratops, meaning “Three-horned Face,” was a large herbivorous dinosaur that lived during the late Cretaceous period. It was known for its distinctive three horns and its frilled head. These features were likely used for both defense against predators and competition with other Triceratops. Despite their impressive appearance, Triceratops only lived for around 30 years on average, and were ultimately wiped out by the mass extinction event that occurred at the end of the Cretaceous period.
Today we take a closer look at Triceratops dinosaur. This is the one of the most recognizable dinosaurs. Triceratops was a dinosaur that lived about 68 million years ago in what is now North America. Adult Triceratops reached about 7.9 to even 9 meters in length, 2.9 to 3 meters in height, and from 6.1 to even 12 tons in body mass. It was a herbivorous dinosaur. For more interesting facts about this reptile, you can watch our VR Jurassic Encyclopedia #20 video and continue our VR 360 video education about dinosaurs.