Triceratops Skull in Colorado, USA
- 6.8k views
- 34 likes
- 686 downloads
3D model description
With its 3 horns, a parrot-like beak and a large frill that could reach nearly 1 metre (3 feet) across, the Triceratops skull is one of the largest and most striking of any land animal. The horns could have been used to fend off attacks from Tyrannosaurus. A partial Triceratops fossil collected in 1997 has a horn that was bitten off, with bite marks that match Tyrannosaurus. The fossil shows that the horn healed after being bitten, so at least some Triceratops survived these encounters.
Puncture marks on fossil frills show that male Triceratops also used their horns to fight each other, probably to impress females. Many other horned dinosaurs are known to have lived in herds because of a fossil find of many different individuals at the same location.
By moving in herds, prey animals can warn each other of danger and lessen their chances of being singled out by a predator. However, Triceratops was unusual in this respect, as their remains are usually found individually, suggesting they may have spent much of their lives alone. The Triceratops frill might have helped to protect its neck, but some specimens showTyrannosaurus bite marks puncturing the frill, so it wasn't always enough. The frills could also have been used to attract mates, as a way for members of the same species to recognise each other, or to regulate body temperature.
Originally 3D scanned by ScanTheWorld! Thanks
3D printer file information
3D design format: STL Folder details Close
- Publication date: 2017/08/01 at 13:20
Collection associated with this 3D model
Best sellers of the category Art
Add a comment
Would you like to support Cults?
You like Cults and you want to help us continue the adventure independently? Please note that we are a small team of 3 people, therefore it is very simple to support us to maintain the activity and create future developments. Here are 4 solutions accessible to all:
ADVERTISING: Disable your AdBlock banner blocker and click on our banner ads.
DONATE: If you want, you can make a donation via PayPal here.
WORD OF MOUTH: Invite your friends to come, discover the platform and the magnificent 3D files shared by the community!