Triceratops Facts


It is believed that the triceratops ceased to exist after the extinction event of the Cretaceous-Paleogene era. The species lived about 68 million years ago and were among the last non-avian dinosaurs. Its habitat was in the region now known as North America. Triceratops dinosaurs were big-bodied with three horns on its face, which is how it got the name. It also had a sharp beak and shearing teeth. Remains show that it looked like a rhinoceros. Triceratops dinosaurs were herbivores, and it is probable that it was prey to other dinosaurs in the same habitat.

Name MeaningThree-horned Face
Dinosaur TypeCeratopsian
Lived68-66 million years ago
PeriodLate Cretaceous
Size9.0m long