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 Triceratops Horridus
Pronounced:   [try-SAYR-ah-tops] 
Meaning 'horrible three-horned face'

It may sound strange to say a dinosaur is loveable, but there is something about Triceratops that especially appeals to children.  His head probably looked like a nightmarish cross between a giant parrot and a rhinoceros. 

He was about 30' long and 10' tall, with a large bony plate projecting from the back of his skull, called a frill.  He had a horn over his nose and two horns that were as long as hockey sticks, one over each eye.  Horns and frills varied greatly among individuals within the species.  It used to be imagined that the frill plate was for protection, but it was not substantial enough.  It is now believed it was used to attract a mate. 

Triceratops probably were herding animals.  When threatened by predators, they most likely charged into the enemy like the modern-day rhinoceros does.  It appears he was a very feisty animal since many fossils show grave wounds.  The state fossil of both South Dakota and Wyoming is the Triceratops.  

Coastal deltas were Triceratops' home, which was most of central N. America sixty-seven million years ago (mya), including Colorado, N. Dak. and Alberta.  Wide rivers fed by mountain rains dropped loads of sand and gravel.  On these huge beaches they hatched from eggs, lived, died and were buried. The climate was like the warm, wet bayou country in today's Mississippi.
My Triceratops Paleo Pet is in an 8┬Ż"x12" frame. 



For a pattern, for both mounted and standing formats, $7.50

For scrolling instructions, add $3.00

There's no charge for the Triceratops biography

There's no charge for shipping or handling


The scrolling instructions mentioned above consist of about 30 pages with photos.  

See the Wooly Mammoth for an example of a mounted Paleo Pet

or see the Smilodon for a framed pet.

If you order a pattern it will be sent by USPS as soon as your check clears.

The biographies of pets were written for 7th to HS ages and were designed to stimulate discussion between parents and kids.
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