Dinosaur of the ceratopsian infraorder (Cretaeceous).
huge ceratopsian dinosaur having three horns and the neck heavily armored with a very solid frill
A three-horned herbivorous dinosaur which may have traveled in herds and lived during the late Cretaceous period among the very last of the dinosaurs.
(pronounced tri-SER-uh-tops) Triceratops was a frilled dinosaur, a ceratopsian, from the late Cretaceous period that had three horns on its head. This plant-eater was about 25 feet (8 m) long.
"three horned face" A Cretaceous ceratopsian found in North America. ( more)
Triceratops (IPA: ) was a herbivorous genus of ceratopsid dinosaur that lived during the late Maastrichtian (end of the Late Cretaceous Period) around 68-65 million years ago in what is now North America; it was one of the last dinosaurs to appear before the great K-T extinction event. Bearing a large bony frill and three horns on its large four-legged body, and conjuring similarities with the modern rhinoceros, Triceratops is one of the most recognizable of all dinosaurs. The name Triceratops, which literally means 'three-horned face', is derived from the Greek tri -/Ï„ÏÎ¹- meaning 'three', ceras/ÎºÎÏÎ±Ï‚ meaning 'horn' and -ops/Ï‰Ïˆ meaning 'face'.