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  • With its 3 horns, a parrot like beak and a big frill that could reach almost 1 metre (3 feet) across, the Triceratops skull is among the biggest and most eye-catching of any property creature.

    The horns could have been used to fend off assaults from Tyrannosaurus. A partialTriceratops fossil gathered in 1997 has a horn that was bitten off, with bite marks that fit Tyrannosaurus. The fossil reveals the horn treated after being bitten, so at least some Triceratops survived these encounters.

    Puncture marks on fossil frills reveal that man Triceratops additionally used their horns to fight with each other, likely to impress females.

    Herd instinct

    Many other horned dinosaurs are understood to have lived in herds due to a fossil find of a variety of people at an identical place.

    Raven creatures can warn each other of risk and reduce their likelihood of being singled out by a predator by proceeding in herds.

    Nevertheless, Triceratops was not common in this regard, as their remains are typically discovered singly, indicating they may have spent much of their lives alone.

    Why the frill?

    The Triceratops frill might have helped to shield its neck, but some specimens showTyrannosaurus sting marks so it was not consistently enough.

    The frills could have been used to attract partners, as a means to modulate body temperature, or for members of the exact same species to recognise each other.


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