Ceratopsians / Triceratops

Ceratopsians / Triceratops

Ceratopsians are the "horn face" herbivore dinosaurs that lived throughout the Cretaceous period. They are characterized by a extraordinarily large skull, large horns over the eyes or nose or both. Ceratopsians were and quadrupeds reaching a length of ~24 feet. The most famous is the Triceratops which is often depicted fighting off a hungry T. rex dinosaur. Fossil remains include well preserved teeth, bones, frill sections, and claws. These top quality specimens were all legally collected from private lands in the northwestern US.Late Cretaceous, Hell Creek Fm. (or equivalent), 68-66 MYA.

Triceratops horridus is the large, three horned dinosaur that lived in the late Cretaceous of North America. Triceratops grew to a length of approximately 30 feet, a height of nearly 10 feet, and a weight of 26,000 lbs. This quadrupedal herbivore had beaked jaws for nipping cycads and palms, and their jaws were filled with rows of large teeth used to grind vegetation. Triceratops had large brow horns that can exceed 3 feet in length and had a large bony frill covering its neck.  The large brow horns and their strength may have offered defense from their main predator Tyrannosaurus rex. There are two species of Triceratops found in the Hell Creek formation, Triceratops horridus was the more common species. Both Triceratops horridus and Triceratops prosus would have similar teeth, claws and bones.

Today, we find fossilized Triceratops teeth, unguals (claws), horns, and non-associated bones in the Hell Creek Formation. Authentiicity guaranteed.

 


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  1. Triceratops Horn
    $18,500.00

    A Top Quality, Triceratops horridus brow horn from the late Cretaceous of northern North America. A May 2022 Fossil of the Month. Triceratops was a large ceratopsian dinosaur found in the Hell Creek Fformation. This is a special horn with exceptional detail preserved and excellent color & patina. Great surface articualtion. You can see all of the natural blood grooves around the surface of the horn. Plus you see a gouge wound in the horn which appears to be a battle wound. Very cool. The preparation of the horn was fairly basic and simple - some cracks filled. This is very minimal restoration for a horn. It comes with a custom stand as shown. A fantastic fossil overall. Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Garfield Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed. Certification of Authentication provided. Museum quality. A fantastic Triceratops brow horn display. You don't see these top quality horns very often! A great display size. Note - International buyers will incur some shipping cost.            

    DC51      SIZE: 30.5" (straight line) ; Distal end measures 7.5" ; (10.5" height on stand)

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  2. Triceratops Occipital Condyle
    $1,450.00

    A rare EXTRA LARGE, Top Quality Triceratops horridus occipital condyle with brain case attached from the late Cretaceous of northern North America. Triceratops was a large ceratopsian dinosaur found in the Hell Creek and Lance Creek formations which is know for three horns and the large frill protecting its neck. This is a beautiful 4-1/2" occipital condyle with exceptional detail preserved. This large codyle has fantastic color and patina plus a large section of braincase is attached. Note - The occipital condyle was the connection point of the Triceratops massive skull to the vertebrae column, and it allowed for maximum rotation of the head. No repair or restoration. 100% natural specimen. Legally collected on private land in Powder River Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed. Note - This massive bone structure weighs 14 pounds. An international shipping supplement is required. Please inquire.

    DC52      SIZE: 4-1/2" Condyle diameter ;  Specimen size: 11" x 6-1/2" wide

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  3. Triceratops Pes Hoof Core
    $975.00

    A rare Top Quality Triceratops horridus hoof core (pes claw) from the late Cretaceous of northern North America. A February Fossil of the Month. Triceratops was a large ceratopsian dinosaur found in the Hell Creek and Lance Creek formations which is know for three horns and a large frill protecting its neck. This adult hoof core has exceptional detail preserved and excellent color & patina. Complete specimen. Note - Triceratops hoof cores are generally smaller than Hadrosaur, have a very rugous surface, have a characteristeristic shallow ledge on the under side, are thinner than Hadrosaur, and are more difficult to find. No repair or restoration. 100% natural specimen. Legally collected on private land in Powder River Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed. True Triceratops hoof cores are difficult to locate, and this is a very good one.

    DC21         SIZE: 2-7/8" Length x  1-3/4" Wide

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  4. Triceratops Vertebra
    $950.00

    A rare Top Quality Triceratops horridus vertebra from the late Cretaceous of northern North America. A July Fossil of the Month. Triceratops was a large ceratopsian dinosaur found in the Hell Creek and Lance Creek formations which is know for three horns and a large frill protecting its neck. This is a large vertebra with exceptional detail preserved and great color / patina. You can see the vertebra surface is very rugous and the vertebra is very thick which are characteristics of Triceratops and distinguishes it from a Hadrosaur. Triceratops bones are more difficult to find. No repair or restoration. This is just about a complete specimen. It is very rare to find vertebra that are complete. 100% natural specimen. Legally collected on private land in Powder River Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed. An excellent big Triceratops vertebra. Note - A 4 peg display stand comes with it. Note - Item weight 2.5 lbs to ship. An international shipping surcharge applies. Please inquire.

    DC31         SIZE: 5-3/4" Height x 7-1/2" Wide x 2-3/4" Length

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  5. Triceratops Upper Beak
    $950.00

    A GEM Quality, rare Triceratops horridus upper beak (rostal) from the late Cretaceous of northern North America. A July Fossil of the Month. Triceratops was a large ceratopsian dinosaur found in the Hell Creek and Lance Creek formations which is know for three horns and a large frill protecting its neck. This juvenile upper beak has exceptional detail preserved and great color / patina. Complete specimen. Note - Triceratops has a beak formed by this upper rostal bone and the lower predentary bone. No repair or restoration. 100% natural specimen. Legally collected on private land in Powder River Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed. You rarely see these upper beaks and this one is exceptional.

    DC22         SIZE: 2-1/8" Wide x 1-3/4" Length

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  6. Triceratops Jaw Section
    $595.00

    A Top Quality, Triceratops horridus jaw section (maxilla section) from the late Cretaceous of northern North AmericaA July Fossil of the Month. Triceratops was a large ceratopsian dinosaur found in the Hell Creek and Lance Creek formations which is know for three horns and a large frill protecting its neck. This is a great jaw section with exceptional detail preserved and great color / patina. You can see the ten complete tooth channels which are approximately 1/2" wide which is a characteristic of Triceratops and distinguishes it from a Hadrosaur which is closer to 1/4" wide. Triceratops bones are more difficult to find. No repair or restoration. 100% natural specimen. Legally collected on private land in Powder River Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed. An excellent collector's quality jaw section.

    DC32         SIZE: 6-1/2" x 3"

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  7. Triceratops Brow Horn
    $550.00

    A Top Quality Triceratops horridus brow horn section from the late Cretaceous of northern North America. Triceratops was a large ceratopsian dinosaur found in the Hell Creek and Lance Creek formations which is know for three horns and the large frill protecting its neck. This is an excellent brow horn section with exceptional detail preserved. You can see all of the natural blood grooves across the surface of the horn. No repair or restoration. 100% natural specimen. Legally collected on private land in Powder River Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed. 

    DC50         SIZE: 4-1/4" Wide x 3-1/8" H

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  8. Triceratops Epoccipital
    $495.00

    A rare EXTRA LARGE, Top Quality Triceratops horridus epoccipital (frill ornament) from the late Cretaceous of northern North America. Triceratops was a large ceratopsian dinosaur found in the Hell Creek and Lance Creek formations which is know for three horns and a large frill protecting its neck. This epoccipital has excellent detail preserved and great color / patina. The epoccipitals were triangular bone ornaments that lined the top of the frill. The young Triceratops had narrow and tall epoccipitals, older Triceratops had low and wide epoccipitals, and adult Triceratops no longer had this ornament. You can see this epoccipital is wide and low which are characteristics of a teenage Triceratops. Complete specimen. No repair or restoration. 100% natural specimen. Legally collected on private land in Garfield Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed. 

    DC24         SIZE: 4-1/8" Wide x 2" Height

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  9. Triceratops
    $475.00

    An EXTRA LARGE Top Quality, rooted Triceratops horridus tooth from the late Cretaceous of western North America. A June Fossil of the Month. Triceratops is a large ceratopsian dinosaur found in the Hell Creek formation. The enamel is high quality with nice color / patina. The enamel also exhibits the the "spider web" color pattern. The root surface is very gnarly! The chewing surface measures 1-1/8”. This tooth has no tip wear. No cracks. No restoration. Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Powder River Co., Montana. Note - this tooth comes with a Riker display frame. Authenticity guaranteed. An excellent rooted Triceratops tooth! 

    DC02         SIZE: 1-3/4"         

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  10. Triceratops
    $475.00

    A LARGE Top Quality, rooted Triceratops horridus tooth from the late Cretaceous of western North America. A June Fossil of the Month. Triceratops is a large ceratopsian dinosaur found in the Hell Creek formation. The enamel is high quality with nice color / patina. The chewing surface measures 1”. This tooth has no tip wear. No cracks. No restoration. Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Powder River Co., Montana. Note - this tooth comes with a Riker display frame. Authenticity guaranteed. An excellent rooted Triceratops tooth! 

    DC01         SIZE: 1-1/2"         

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  11. Triceratops
    $425.00

    A LARGE Top Quality, rooted Triceratops horridus tooth from the late Cretaceous of western North America. Triceratops is a large ceratopsian dinosaur found in the Hell Creek formation. The enamel is high quality with nice color / patina. The root surface is very gnarly! The chewing surface measures 7/8”. This tooth has tip wear. No cracks. No restoration. Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Powder River Co., Montana. Note - this tooth comes with a Riker display frame. Authenticity guaranteed. An excellent rooted Triceratops tooth! 

    DC03         SIZE: 1-5/8"         

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  12. Triceratops
    $395.00

    A LARGE Top Quality, rooted Triceratops horridus tooth from the late Cretaceous of western North America. Triceratops is a large ceratopsian dinosaur found in the Hell Creek formation. The enamel is high quality with nice color / patina. The chewing surface measures 1-1/8”. This tooth has no tip wear. No cracks. No restoration. Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Carter Co., Montana. Note - this tooth comes with a Riker display frame. Authenticity guaranteed. An excellent rooted Triceratops tooth! 

    DC05         SIZE: 1-3/4"         

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