Horn Use in Triceratops ( Dinosauria : Ceratopsidae ) : Testing Behavioral Hypotheses Using Scale Models

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  title={Horn Use in Triceratops ( Dinosauria : Ceratopsidae ) : Testing Behavioral Hypotheses Using Scale Models},
  author={Andrew A Farke},
  year={2004}
}
Triceratops, a common chasmosaurine ceratopsid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of North America, is known for its cranial ornamentation, including a single nasal horn and large, paired supraorbital horns. It is commonly surmised that Triceratops used its horns in intraspecific combat, but this hypothesis has not been rigorously tested. Scale models of Triceratops skulls were used to determine if it could physically lock horns as has been suggested. Three hypothetical horn locking positions… CONTINUE READING
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