Animal Planet – Dig It Triceratops - Educational Resources

Animal Planet – Dig It Triceratops

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Animal Planet – Dig It Triceratops is a fun toy for kids interested in history, earth sciences and dinosaurs. Dig up, clean and assemble the 20 pieces of the Triceratops Skeleton which comes in an excavation brick. Kit includes archaeological tools, safety goggles and an instruction manual. Let’s learn how fossils are formed ? Fossils are formed in a number of different ways, but most are formed when a plant or animal dies in a watery environment and is buried in mud and silt. Soft tissues quickly decompose leaving the hard bones or shells behind. Over time sediment builds over the top and hardens into rock. Triceratops is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur that first appeared during the late Maastrichtian stage of the late Cretaceous period, about 68 million years ago in what is now North America. It is one of the last known non-avian dinosaur genera, and became extinct in the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago. The term Triceratops, which literally means “three-horned face”, is derived from the Greek ???- (tri-) meaning “three”, ????? (kéras) meaning “horn”, and ?? (ops) meaning “face”. Triceratops has been documented by numerous remains collected since the genus was first described in 1889, including at least one complete individual skeleton.

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