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Triceratops
TRICERATOPS I
Home world: Prehistoric Earth
First appearance: Dinosaur Expedition Born Free Episode 5: "Protect the eggs of Triceratops!"
Latest appearance: Dinosaur Expedition Born Free Episode 10: "Boy and Dinosaur Poetry"
Height: 8 m
Weight: TBA
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Triceratops (トリケラトプス Torikeratopusu) is a famous genus of ceratopsian dinosaurs that lived during the Late Cretaceous period of North America.

A Triceratops appeared in episode 5, 9 and 10 of the series, Dinosaur Expedition Born Free as one of the many poacher targets.

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Stats

  • Height: 8 m (Born Free), 3 m (real life)
  • Weight: TBA (Born Free), 7-10 t (real life)
  • Origin: Prehistoric Earth

History

Dinosaur Expedition Born Free

TBA

Trivia

  • Despite being a herbivore, the Triceratops in Born Free has sharp teeth.
Trivia not relevant for the series
  • Triceratops means "three-horn face" in Greek.
  • A 2010 study of fossil bone histology combined with an investigation of frill shape concluded that Torosaurus probably represented the mature form of Triceratops, with the bones of typical Triceratops specimens still immature and showing signs of a first development of distinct Torosaurus frill holes. During maturation, the skull frill would have been greatly lengthened and holes would have appeared in it. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 however, studies of external features of known specimens have claimed that morphological differences between the two genera preclude their synonymy. The main problems are a lack of good transitional forms, the apparent existence of authentic Torosaurus subadults, different skull proportions independent of maturation and the assertion that hole formation at an adult stage is not part of a normal ceratopsian maturation sequence.

Powers and Abilities

  • Horns: Like all triceratops, the ones featured in Born Free had massive horns that could be used to gore enemies.

Known Triceratops

Gallery

Dinosaur Expedition Born Free

Miscellaneous

Dinosaur Expedition Born Free Kaiju
Giant Ammonite (pilot episode) | Brontosaurus | Allosaurus | Tyrannosaurus | Triceratops | Trachodon | Stegosaurus | Iguanodon | Pteranodons |Gorgosaurus | Stegoceras | Ankylosaurus | Polacanthus | Monoclonius | Brachiosaurus | Corythosaurus | Diplodocus | Ezomikasa Dragon