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Triceratops

Canada DinoFan83 Offline
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It looks like 9.3 tonnes might be an UNDERESTIMATE of the average size Triceratops (about 2.7 meters shoulder height)
This GDI for USNM 42761 (which fits the dimensions of average sized Triceratops quite well) gives about 10.5 tonnes using GSP's skeletal, and that's probably an underestimate given how GSP's skeletals are often quite skinny.

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If this holds true, the big UCMP 12681 Trike (9 meters long and 3 meters tall scaling up) is probably around 14-15 tonnes. Could be wrong but it's a possibility that Trike's a bit bigger than we thought.
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" In 1971, dinosaur hunters in Mongolia made a stunning find: a specimen of Velociraptor caught in the act of attacking an equally sized Protoceratops. A sudden sandstorm buried these dinosaurs in the middle of their life-and-death struggle, and to judge by the fossil evidence, it's by no means clear that Velociraptor was about to emerge as the victor. ".

From: https://www.thoughtco.com/things-to-know...ps-1093796




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A triceratop against a tyrannosauridae...

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Triceratops has very good cranial mobility due to a ball and socket joint: https://planetdi.startlogic.com/dinosaur_anatomy/built_for_defense.htm
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A triceratop's head, without feather...

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