Wednesday, May 13, 2009

65-million-year-old triceratops

Last November a 65-million-year-old Triceratops went on display at Boston's Museum of Science. The 23-foot-long, 2-ton dinosaur, discovered in the Hell Creek Formation of the Dakotas in 2004, is one of only four nearly complete Triceratops skeletons on public display in the world.

The dinosaur made international headlines in April 2008 when it became the first Triceratops to go on public auction. It was purchased by an anonymous American collector at Christie's in Paris. Wishing to have the skeleton displayed for the education and enjoyment of the public, the collector donated it on a long-term basis to the museum, naming it Cliff after his grandfather.

Source Citation:"Colossal fossil.(Museum Notes)(fossil of a 65-million-year-old triceratops at Boston's Museum of Science)(Brief article)." Rocks & Minerals 84.2 (March-April 2009): 185(1). InfoTrac General Science eCollection. Gale. BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY. 13 May 2009


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