Tuesday, March 07, 2006

 

Baby Triceratops Skull Suggests Reasons for Horns

A baby Triceratops skull suggests the impressive horns of the beast were for more than just attracting a mate.

The three-horned Triceratops dinosaur weighed up to 10 tons and had one of the largest skulls of any land animal on the planet.

Now the smallest skull of the species suggests what the horns were for.

"The baby Triceratops confirmed our argument that the horns and frill of the skull likely had another function other than sexual display or competition with rivals"

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