3 triceratops skeletons found in Wyoming

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    NEWCASTLE, WY (CNN) -- Scientists in Wyoming are digging up the skeletal remains of three so-called "triceratops" believed to be about 67-million years old.

    A rancher led the experts to a spot about 200 miles from Cheyenne.

    Scientists say there are three skeletons here, one probably a child and one who likely met a gruesome death from a terrifying predator. They say the trio could be male and female and their young.

    The triceratops were a three-horned, plant-eating dinosaur considered one of the last of the giant reptiles.

    The excavation began in may and is expected to take about a month.

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