Triceratops Horn

SKU
DC51
Out of stock
$18,500.00
Overview

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)

Note - Link to Triceratops fossils catalog

 

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.