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A triceratops (ytepka in the Chultan language[4]) was a gargantuan, herbivorous, herd dinosaur.[2]


These massive dinosaurs had a bony plate on their six-foot-long skull for defense, with two long horns on the top and a shorter horn at the nose. Their bodies extended for about 25 feet (7.6 kilometers), and they weighed around ten tons (nine metric tons).[2]


Triceratops had especially short tempers for herbivores, and would charge, trample, and skewer any creature invading their territory.[2] When defending their young, they were intelligent enough to form a circle around them, horns facing outwards.[3]


A triceratops could trample creatures smaller than it; it would gore anything else.[2]


In Chult, where these dinosaurs were common, there was a secret society, the triceratops society, named after them, known for leaving iron triceratops figurines as signs of warning.[4]


  1. Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 79–80. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 61. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. 3.0 3.1 James Lowder, Jean Rabe (1993). The Jungles of Chult. (TSR, Inc), p. 10. ISBN 1-5607-6605-0.
  4. 4.0 4.1 James Lowder, Jean Rabe (1993). The Jungles of Chult. (TSR, Inc), p. 20. ISBN 1-5607-6605-0.

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