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Triceratops may have been headbangers

Lesions on Triceratops fossils attributed to head-to-head combat

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8:00pm, January 27, 2009

Comparing the pattern and prevalence of lesions on the skulls of dinosaurs in the Triceratops genus with those of a short-horned cousin strongly suggests that Triceratops used their horns in head-to-head combat among themselves.

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