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From the Lance Formation, Niobrara County, Maastrichtian, late Cretaceous (68-65 million years ago), a brow horn from a Triceratops sp., on custom stand.
47½in. (121cm.) long
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With its three-horned head, the triceratops is one of the most famous species of dinosaur. They lived at the very end of the Cretaceous Period before the fatal mass-extinction triggered by the asteroid that caused the Chicxulub crater 65 million years ago. These 30-foot long herbivores, weighing 12 tonnes, roamed in an area that is now to the East of the Rocky Mountains in North America, which then had a mild climate. They lived contemporaneously with, and were preyed upon by, Tyrannoraurs rex.

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