VR Jurassic Encyclopedia #20
Triceratops dinosaur facts VR 360 video education
In today’s episode of the VR Jurassic Encyclopedia, we take a closer look at Triceratops dinosaur – reptile that doesn’t need to be introduced to many of you! This is the one of the most recognizable dinosaurs. We invite you to read the article and watch the new episode of VR Jurassic Encyclopedia.
That dinosaur was lived about 68 million years ago in what is now North America. The animal was one of the last known non-avian dinosaurs. It is believed that the most important species of this dinosaur are Triceratops horridus and Triceratops prosus. Although 17 species of this animal have been named, these two are considered the most important due to the fact that the other 15 are synonyms or questionable species.
The first remains of this dinosaur were discovered in Denver, Colorado in 1887. Discovered then a pair of eyebrow horns attached to the vault of the skull. Then in 1888 in Wyoming, John Bell Hatcher discovered the holotype of Triceratops. Over the years 1889-1891, 31 Triceratops skulls were discovered. The fossils have been found in Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada, and also in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado in the United States.
Studies conducted on the dinosaur’s fossils provide an estimate of its size. 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. Research also suggests that this dinosaur’s skull may have accounted for nearly a third of the length of the entire animal. While Triceratops is often compared to rhinoceroses, the rhinoceros is still much smaller and lighter than the average Triceratops, as an adult can reach a maximum of 4 meters in length and 2.2 tons in weight.
Triceratops was a herbivorous dinosaur. The posture of the animal indicates that it probably fed on low-growing vegetation. It is speculated that with its beak and horn, it could knock down even taller plants. Research on the dinosaur’s skull suggests that it grabbed and picked at its food rather than biting it.
This is just some of the information about this 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. Enjoy the show!