PHOTOS: Triceratops Battle Scars Found on Skull

PHOTOS: Triceratops Bones May Bely Battles
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January 28, 2009--Triceratops's horns have long been theorized by palenontologists to have been used to lure members of the opposite sex. Now new data reveals that they were used to fight, a January 2009 study suggests.

Researchers examined the skulls of 53 of the beasts and found ten times more damage to a single bone in the frill at the rear of the skull when compared to a species of similar dinosaurs with less harmful horns.

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—Image by Lukas Panzarin, courtesy of Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology
 
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