The three-horned dinosaur Triceratops is one of the most widely known exhibits in the Senckenberg Nature Museum in Frankfurt. Triceratops was a plant eater that could reach a length of up to nine meters. It occurred in present-day North America. The horns and the large neck plate (or frill) likely served as defensive structures. The skull was connected to the neck vertebrae by means of a ball-and-socket joint. This rendered the head highly mobile and the horns could strike out in all directions.


  • Title: Three-horned-face
  • Location: Montana, USA
  • Type: original
  • Rights: Sven Tränkner Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • weight: 5.000 kg
  • size: 6 m
  • scientific name: Triceratops horridus
  • geological Age: Late Cretaceous
  • age: 70 - 66 mil. years

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