Oct
12
2013
5

YOU CAN HAVE MY TRICERATOPS WHEN YOU PRY IT FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS.

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? (more…)

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