Size: 25’ L x 8’ W x 10’ H
Nicknamed “Jordan” after the small town in Montana in which the bones were recovered, this piece is an exhibition-ready composite skeleton of the classic Late Cretaceous Ceratopsian Triceratops Prorus. This contemporary of Triceratops is one of the most recognizable of all the dinosaur genera and probably the best described of the ceratopsians. This formidable herbivore is well represented by this piece, with a nearly 72% complete skeleton and a 75% complete skull. Naturally posed on a custom steel armature, Jordan wonderfully captures the iconic character of this horned giant. Specimen is fully prepared and ready for display or exhibition. This piece is composited using the partial skeletons of four adult Triceratops specimens recovered in northeastern Montana in 2012. All four sites were situated within a few miles of one another and therefore possess a common geology – largely clay/ mudstone – which is generally indicative of a slow moving aqueous environment.
The comparable sizes and the similar conditions of preservation provide a semblance of continuity between the individuals into a single composite skeleton. The skull was collected at a single site and belonged to a single individual, which nicely blends with the post-cranial elements to complete the mount.
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