Dinosaur Compendium Maximus
|Binomial name(s):||Triceratops horridus|
|Maximum known size:||29 feet, six inches, basically smaller than any Torosaur found.|
|Lived when:||Late Cretaceous Period, 68–65 Ma|
|Classification:||Order: Ornithischia; Infraorder: Ceratopsia;
Family: Ceratopsidae; Tribe: Triceratopsini; Genus: Triceratops
|found by:||O.C.Marsh 1889|
In 2010 a 10 year study by two Paleontologists, found the skull of a triceratops changes as it got older.
When they first discovered and named the mega beast, they didnt have alot of fossil evidence. However they have had 100 years to sort it out and low and behold a triceretops isnt a species its a juvenile Torosaur.
Triceratops is not a Dinosaur just like a calf is not a cow but its still a bovine as a species... pheef that sounds like a tounge twister.. but it does make sense... the Triceretops was not a species of dinisaur.
Whats interesting is in 2014, there is still no clear rename, for this considerable mistake.. some experts say Triceratops was found first, so that should become the defining species...