If Ray Harryhausen was wrong then I don’t want to be right:
Brace yourselves. The famous triceratops dinosaur never actually existed as a separate dinosaur species, paleontologists say.
Known for its three horns and the bony, frilled ridge around its head, the triceratops was most likely just a younger version of the rarer torosaurus, say researchers John Scannella and Jack Horner at the Museum of the Rockies in Montana.
Admittedly, I wouldn’t be able to tell a triceratops from a torosaurus unless they had their names painted on the side, but it’s the principle of the thing. See this picture?
This is what I want. This is what the genetic engineers are tasked with getting for me. If it didn’t really exist, then MAKE it. If they won’t, then what are we paying these guys for, anyway?
Via The Daily Illuminator (the original story is from September, btw).