Meet Horridus, one of the most complete Triceratops fossils ever found

A triceratops that died 67 million years ago in what is now Montana left behind a spectacular fossil that is now the centerpiece of a new exhibit in Australia. (Photo credit: Museums Victoria)

A massive one triceratops who died 67 million years ago left a nearly complete skeleton that is among the most intact ever found. Nicknamed “Horridus” after the species name (Triceratops Horridus), the fossil, which is approximately 85% complete, made its public debut on March 12 at the Melbourne Museum in Australia in the new exhibition “Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs“, Representative said in a statement.

Horridus was a herbivore or herbivores dinosaurwho lived during the Cretaceous (about 145 to 66 million years ago) and grew to an impressive size. The fossil contains more than 260 bones and weighs more than 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms). It is almost 7 m long and over 2 m high.

https://www.livescience.com/horridus-triceratops-display-melbourne-museum Meet Horridus, one of the most complete Triceratops fossils ever found

Jane Marczewski

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