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Rare skeleton of 66-million-year-old adult triceratops discovered

A Rare Dinosaur Fossil Has Been Unearthed By Scientists At A Construction Site In Colorado, United States. It Is Said To Be 66 Million Years Old Adult Triceratops, Which Would Have Roamed The Earth During The Cretaceous Period.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Himani Garg | Updated on: 01 Sep 2017, 05:49:50 PM
Rare skeleton of 66-million-year-old adult triceratops discovered

New Delhi:

A rare dinosaur fossil has been unearthed by scientists at a construction site in Colorado, United States. It is said to be 66 million years old adult triceratops, which would have roamed the Earth during the Cretaceous period.

The dinosaur's horns and its shoulder bones have been located and experts who were at the site said that they are in process of recovering the full skeleton or at least the maximum.

The construction site where the skull was found has been secured by the officials who feared that the news might attract thieves.

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According to a National Geographic fact sheet, most triceratops were believed to weigh upward of six tons, and stood about 10 feet tall and 30 feet long. Scientists believe the herbivores moved slowly, making them easy prey for larger meat eaters, especially the giant Tyrannosaurus rex.

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First Published : 01 Sep 2017, 05:49:50 PM

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