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Triceratops speed

 
 
pduncan
 
Reply Wed 6 Jan, 2016 07:00 am
What is the the top running speed of Triceratops?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jan, 2016 07:08 am
@pduncan,
Zero mph/kph. They're very dead, so they don't move too much.
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FBM
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jan, 2016 07:18 am
@pduncan,
What do you mean? An African or European Triceratops?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jan, 2016 07:18 am
@pduncan,
Allegedly, it's thought to have been similar to the speed of a black rhino. See the following link:
http://www.fossilguy.com/gallery/vert/dinosaur/triceratops/triceratops.htm
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jan, 2016 07:20 am
The following is from The Fossil Guy-dot-com (Clickity-click!)

"Skeletal reconstructions of Ceratopsid Dinosaurs in many museums (including the ones pictured in this article, the Carnegie Museum, and the Chicago Filed Museum) show Triceratops with a sprawling lizard like posture. These dinosaurs should have a more mammal like posture, with the front legs underneath the animal, and not splayed out to the side. The lizard like posture comes from errors when mounting the rib and vertebra of ceratopsids.

Evidence supporting the above statements come from analysis of Triceratops and other Ceratopsian trackways. Paul and Christiansen published a paper in 2000 in which they studied the pedal impressions in trackways and analyzed the placement and angles of the hands and feet. From this information, they determined they have an elephant like forelimb posture. A mammal like posture enables Ceratopsids to run MUCH faster than the reptile like posture. Paul and Christiansen then indicate the maximum running speed of the largest Ceratopsids to be "broadly similar to that of rhinos." By the way, The Black Rhinoceros can run at speeds around 55 km/hr, or 34 miles per hour! That's pretty darn fast!"
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jan, 2016 07:44 am
@pduncan,
pduncan wrote:
What is the the top running speed of Triceratops?

Why do you ask?
jespah
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jan, 2016 08:04 am
@rosborne979,
Dino porn?
rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jan, 2016 08:18 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:
Dino porn?
I don't know. But it's interesting to see how you think Wink
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jan, 2016 09:06 am
@pduncan,
pduncan wrote:

What is the the top running speed of Triceratops?


About a tenth the speed of the fastest ever dinosaur, Dyouthinktheysawus.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jan, 2016 11:14 am
@Lordyaswas,
Speaking of JUrassic Park, Since Bob Bakker was one of the chief techy advisors to the Spielberg efforts, if you notice that whenever they showed the Triceratops in the movie, they had it kind of leaping with its front two legs making an almost rabbit hop.
I thought that was adorable so Im gonna go with a 17 mph cruising speed with occasional bursts of rabbity hopping at about 23.7 mph.That would hve been their top speeds .

But,alas, Triceratops gradually became extinct when it was found out that they began smoking when noone was looking.This, of course , affected their true running speeds and made them easier prey for Hss hunters.

Gungasnake probably has some pictures of early men hunting down and eating triceratops , by then, due to the smoking and the COPD ****, they couldnt run away fast enough and so, It was BBQ ribs and ultimate extinction.


Is this for school work?


Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jan, 2016 12:05 pm
@farmerman,
No, I left school at the end of Michaelmas, 1928.
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ajgv555
 
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Reply Thu 27 Apr, 2017 09:08 am
@pduncan,
25 mph
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