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The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Triceratops horridus

Bronze cast of prototype, USNM 517431

 
 
Triceratops horridus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2017
1. Triceratops horridus Marker
Inscription.  
Triceratops roamed northwestern North America 70-65 million years ago, when the climate was much warmer and wetter. It dined on plants that included relatives of those you see here.

This cast was created from the skull of our Triceratops, Hatcher, using 3-D modeling based on computer scans.

See the original skull in the Dinosaur Hall

 
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEnvironmentPaleontology.
 
Location. 38° 53.436′ N, 77° 1.477′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Madison Drive Northwest west of 7th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. On the grounds of the National Museum of Natural History. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1025 Madison Drive Northwest, Washington DC 20004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. What is this? (within shouting distance of this marker); Why is pollination important? (within shouting
Triceratops horridus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2017
2. Triceratops horridus Marker
distance of this marker); When does pollination happen? (within shouting distance of this marker); Where do pollinators live? (within shouting distance of this marker); How can you help pollinators? (within shouting distance of this marker); Pollinator Profile: Hummingbirds (within shouting distance of this marker); Petrified Wood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The American Elm that Grew Along with America (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on February 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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