Dinosaur Fossils, Triceratops Hatchling




 This  is a wonderful specimen of a complete Triceratops hatchling.  It is large,  5″ x  3.5″ x 1.5″  When I grabbed it up to clean, I thought it was a few ribs with tissue, was I surprised!  It looks like the little creature was just walking along taking his first steps!  Look closely at some of the pictures and you can see little black hairs scattered around.  You can see it is a male, too.  This wasn’t in the nesting site in Glen Rose, Texas but was near it.  We can see what is left of the front horn, and looking at the hips we can see armor there, too.  His frill is shaped like a shield and it looks like one side is bent up.  Part of his umbilical cord seems to be coming from his mouth.  A tooth can be seen.  Scientists would love this little guy!