Dinosaurs Alive

SCENE 7 - NEW FOR 2013!


A Fight to the Finish


A wide eyed Triceratops barrels down the slope as it is about to be taken down by a juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex, as a smaller one makes it away. In close pursuit are an impressive 18m adult T-Rex and it’s other smaller offspring.

Triceratops
Triceratops

Juveniles and sub-adult dinosaurs were not just smaller versions of adults. Before they reached full adulthood the horns and frills of Triceratops underwent several changes.

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Tyrannosaurus Rex
Tyrannosaurus Rex

What is interesting is that T. rex was not the solitary, lone wolf predator stalking the landscape as has often been depicted.

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Torosaurus
Torosaurus

In 2010 some paleontologists suggested that Torosaurus was actually the fully mature version of Triceratops. If this theory is accepted it would mean that the name Torosaurus would fade into history.

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Monoclonious
Monoclonious

Monoclonius gets the meaning of its name, single sprout, not from the single nose horn but from the way its teeth grew compared to its relative Diclonius, which meant double sprout.

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Chasmosaurus
Chasmosaurus

Ceratopsians are split into two subfamilies, those with short frills and those with long frills like Chasmosaurus.

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