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Triceratops Lane by cheungchungtat Triceratops Lane by cheungchungtat
Reconstruction on new evidence, according to the 2007 discovery of triceratops mummy "Lane".

about meat eater and newly reconstruction information:
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FlashGordonArt Featured By Owner Edited Sep 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Now to calm down the folks in the comments, the theory suggests ceratopsians, like Triceratops, may have been omnivorous. That is, we know for sure it mainly ate plant matter, but the shape of their teeth would have allowed them to scavenge carrion or catch smaller animals on rare occasions.
Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
omg902 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
when i saw the "Lane" i instantly thought "here comes triceratops, here comes triceratops, right down triceratops lane" Santa has been replaced by a carnivorous dinosaur 
OnuaSurge Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
R.I.P in peace childhood.:'(

cyborg450 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2015  Student
Calm down.It's just a theory. :)
Falken02 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
ColtintheMoon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally understandable, it had a parrot-like beak, why not a parrot-like diet?
Trainwrekcomics Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Pfffft, please, people, if anything, this just makes the triceratops even MORE badass!
jazzman21 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
I think his diet was like that of a hippo where he was usually a herbivore but in droughts and food shortage triceratops would eat meat. I don't think triceratops was a carnivore on a usual basis and hippos also have bone crushing jaws and yet they only occasionally eat meat.
Cypselurus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Triceratops just became 100 times more awesome. :O
Rockclanhawkstar Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah :D
But now beware t rex you got a new predator on the block.
Cypselurus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep :D 
Rockclanhawkstar Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Dinosaurs are awesome now and then.
MarioGuy3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Wait, Triceratops ate meat as well? I think I've fainted. 
alissontorreao Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
awesome work!!!!
Tea-rexx Featured By Owner May 3, 2014   Digital Artist
child hood version *RUINED* :,(
Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Since deers can eat meat, Im no longer surprised with this. And I thing that reptiles are sometimes more adaptable in food intake than mammals
channah23 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
i read that thing, & i still don't think it ate meat. i can believe that it's jaws were able to crunch through bone, but who's to say it did? wouldn't it make more sense for it to use those strong jaws to crunch through tree bark? that to me, is more likely than Triceratops eating meat.
randomdinos Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
sincerely, even when they thought it was a herbivore, people knew it's jaws could crunch through bone. why would it's jaw suddenly become weak when it starts to eat meat? anyway, deers don't have bone crunching jaws, they don't need them to EAT SONGBIRDS. (they are known to do so)
channah23 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
i never said it's jaws became weak when eating meat. i'm just saying Triceratops likely used the strong jaws to crunch through bark & snap off branches.
randomdinos Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
You didn't say they became weak, but you said they were too weak to crunch through bone. However, if they could crunch bark and break branches, it could aswell crush hollow and thin bones. It's not going to bite through thick and solid bones like his own, of course, but when eating meat it's most likely that Triceratops acted like deers, boars, pigs, bovines, and other faculative carnivores, nipping at soft meat or eating extremely small animals like songbirds.
channah23 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
no, i never said they were too weak to crunch bone, i said they COULD. But it just makes more sense if Triceratops crunched bark.
randomdinos Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Yeah like i said it probably didn't use them to crunch big, thick and solid bones either way. But i still sthink it ate meat somehow.
Nakuru-Nebelung Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
But what about their teeth? Those teeth ain't suppose to chew flesh or bone, right?
randomdinos Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Not to chew flesh or bone, indeed, but they could've swallowed it whole like other carnivores. All the dinosaurs do is basically rip flesh off and swallow it (except for T-rex, which eats the bone aswell)
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Ebervalius Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this looks pretty damn awesome!
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Sithvenator Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Dude, you just blew my mind.
TheSims65 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
woow what a killerBraaaaains... 
AmirKameron Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Noo! Triceratops were my Favorite Herbivore's, this might sound silly but I hope this discovery comes down as falls.
Kyubbi99 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
you probably read the article, but if you didn't, you don't have to worry. the modern day wild boar is mostly a herbivore, but will scavage dead meat and bone on occasion simply to get needed proteins and minerals. the triceratops might have just done the same.
sn1985a Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
This mother eatting her kid?it is can not believe~
frapt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Quilled ceratopsians with a taste for meat. I'd would like to see those in a movie or a documentary some day!
trurlI Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
A zombie triceratops! Love this :)
Pachyornis Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful artwork! Regarding your link, I wonder if the idea that ceratopids might have been omnivorous has been mentioned in published literature yet. 
Creature218 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
i think you should re-edit this just saying look at the teeth of triceratops it's definatly a plant eater so yeah you should re-do this
Creature218 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Never mind I guess it shows no one never know 100% about the terrible lizards but At least I learned something
charliebrown028 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Well I'll be damned, a meat eater??. Amazing painting! And thanks for the link it was very interesting.
Creature218 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
well it's more of an omivore meaning it ate meat and plants
dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool so Edgar Rice Burroughs was right.
Maybe his stories are connected to those stories from the Congo LOL. :)
Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
I prefer muddy ground for late cretaceous....late cretaceous was humid!

I believed late cretaceous was a colorful world...colorful flowers and some insects related to flowers (ladybirds, moth, wasp), birds with pretty voice, blue and green dragonfly, slimy
snail, fruit tree exist in late cretaceous....volcano and dust air related to volcano smoke and flowers pollination can add such things to your pictures for making a better imagination about Tyrannosaurs and ceratops life.....

I hope my advise do not make you is just an friendly advice from a lonely biologist.....I always like your art very much!

Best wishes for you and your family, your brother always, Amin Khaleghparast (a lonely biologist from Tehran, IRAN)
SSJGarfield Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
I'm actually not that surprised to see this.

Like for instance, hippo's usually eat vegetation but it is known that they sometimes feast on carcasses as well. And Duiker antilopes usually feed from shrubs but are known to eat small birds and insects too
han44droma Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
not to mention mammalian ancestors fed sometimes on their own young when there was no other way to escape a predator as i saw in the first episode of walking with dinosaurs ('new blood') where a pair of thrinaxodon had to do this to have a better chance at escaping a pair of coelophysis and to deny the dinosaurs their meal.
Aloodonguy67 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Artist
Well, this escalated quickly.......
DSlayerMinster Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You'll never look at those old toothy toy Triceratopses the same way again. ;)
koopalings98 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Oh god, not'll never look the Triceratops in the same way. A beast of 9 meters in length, with three horns on his head, heavy even 8 tons and today I find out that it was also carnivorous dinosaur ... this is now more terrifying than ever.
JurassicTurokFan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
It was probably a scavenger. Which means, it turns out it shared the same diet with the T-Rex. Freaky huh? ;)
StevenGordonArt Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
More likely an omnivore; it still had grinding molars for processing plant matter. It's teeth were just slightly different from hadrosaurs, which were undoubtedly herbivores.
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Who ever came up this omnivorous theory is a bigger buzz-kill than Buzz Killington
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