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Re: triceratops question




On Sun, 6 Jul 1997, Wade & Carol Tingley wrote:

> Hello --
> My name is Christopher Tingley, I am almost 8 years old, and a super
> dinosaur fan!!  I have been reading this list for a few weeks, and I
> have a question.  One of my dino video tapes says that triceratops
> protected its young by keeping them in the center of the herd. I want to
> know if there is any fossil evidence that shows this could be true?  

No fossil evidence is available to support this idea. The idea of
encircling juvenile by adults is copied from the behavior of musk oxen.

---John Schneiderman (dino@revelation.unomaha.edu)