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Triceratops

Guatemala GuateGojira Offline
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( This post was last modified: 08-28-2019, 06:11 AM by GuateGojira )

Ok, just one post more. Joking 

Apart fromt he huge specimen MWC 7584 (skull of 2.5 m in total length), there is other speciment that came from a large Triceratops specimen, AMNH 5040 or "Triceratops maximus":

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It is a group of vertebraes described by Barnum Brown in a paper published in 1933. The specimen is larger than the other Triceratops specimens in that time and Brown clasified as a new species, however new studies says that its clasification as Triceratops is dubious.

For the moment I don't know to which species is this specimen clasified now (horridus or prorsus, or maybe other species), but these two specimens, MWC 7584 and AMNH 5040 are the ones that produces the sizes of over 8 meters long for the Triceratops.
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@GuateGojira Interesting! Good to see myths about one of my favorite dinosaurs settled :)
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Styracosaurus: again a nice depiction...

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Beautiful depiction of styracosaurus... I am going to believe that the styracosaurus is the ceratopsid which inspires the artists the most. Because of the great number of horns ? One horn on the nose, one jugal horn on each of its cheeks, 6 parietal spikes from its neck frill.

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About to #19: According to wikipedia " One horn on the nose, one jugal horn on each of its cheeks, 6 parietal spikes from its neck frill. " But the artist here is had his fun.
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I would like to add; Triceratops is a VERY solid animal.
A 9 ton Trike is 2.7 meters SH while a 12 ton Trike is only 3 meters
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Last triceratop's day on Earth...

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The diversity of the ceratopsid dinosaurs...

Now try to imagine them feathered !

According to Horner - if they were really feathered - their plumage could evolve during the age.


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In relation to an other topic about t-rex, an other fight an other winner...

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In relation to the #23 of this topic, an other board of the ceratopsid... Less colored and less detailed but with the entire body :

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Difficult to find the right name... Perhaps a nasutoceratop or a medusaceratop ?

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Appearing from a cloud of dust, a triceratop charging...

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Centrosaurus: Late Cretaceous, 6 meters long, 2 meters high, 1,5 ton. Having leaved in Alberta (Canada) and Montana (USA)...

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The profound epicness of this image speaks for itself

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Styracosaurus's head... Now we can imagine the dinosaurs being feathered like the birds, even without feathers they become as colored animals as the extant birds... Funny !

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