Fossil Triceratops Frill Piece




This is a very fine and detailed Fossil Triceratops Frill Piece.

This was discovered in Hardin County South Dakota in 2002. Because it is from an old collection we are now able to offer it to collectors..

Fossil Triceratops Frill Piece is from the edge of the frill. It is narrowed at one end and is roughly triangular in shape 5 1/4 by 5 1/4 by 6 inches. The Dinosaur was a plant eater and as such needed some form of protection. But this dinosaur also had long brow horns and a short nose horn. The frill was essentially a large armored plate protecting the neck area of the dinosaur. The frills took on many sizes and shaped depending on the species.

Triceratops frill sections are hot as common as one might think. But when a dinosaur died, scavengers could still break apart the frill and scatter it about. Because the frill varied in thickness it also may not be fossilized, Some pieces break off and are lost due to decay. In this case this is a very fine piece, detailed and well stabilized for display. It comes in this handsome glass topped black leatherette display case.  The case is 6 x 8 inches and 2 inches tall.