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New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Leicester's premier museum with collections from the natural and cultural world

 

 

 

         

 

Exhibitions

Special Exhibition

- Wild Space
- The Mightly Diansours
- Leicestershire's Rocks
- Ancient Egyptians

Future Exhibition

- Annual Exhibition
& Picasso Explored
- Picasso Ceramics
  Triceratops
 

Triceratops was one of the last of the highly successful horned dinosaurs (suborder Ceratopsia, order Ornithischia). It is known from perhaps hundreds of partial to complete fossil skeletons collected in western North America from Late Cretaceous rocks about 70 million years old. The name Triceratops means "three horn face" and derives from the prominent horns on the skull: one on the snout and one above each eye. There can be little doubt that these horns were used in aggressive behavior, whether for defense against contemporaneous predators, such as Tyrannosaurus and Gorgosaurus, or in sparring matches with others of its own kind.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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New Walk Museum and Art Gallery 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA