Were it not already obvious, this is intended as ‘Carnegie ceratopsian week’, though with a couple of pachycephalosaurs knocking around as well, this might yet be ‘marginocephalian week’ instead. This Triceratops mount has an original skull with the rest being a rather nice cast (as some of you should know already). There is, however, not much I can really say about Triceratops that has not been said many times before and by people better qualified than me to do it.
It’s big, well known, iconic even and is incredibly popular as an animal for reasons I never quite worked out. As a child it was probably my favourite and yet I couldn’t tell you why then or now, it’s not got the pure size of Diplodocus or giant teeth et al. of Tyrannosaurs or is even quite as odd as Stegosaurus which you might expect kids to gravitate to, yet this does seem to be one of the all time top dinosaurs.