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Triceratops is a genus of chasmosaurine ceratopsians from the Late Cretaceous of North America. It has two species; T.horridus and T.prorsus.

In Real Life

Triceratops was one of the last ceratopsians, and at maximum size, it was 29 feet (9 meters) long, 9.8 feet (3 meters) tall and 12 tonnes (26,000 lbs) in weight. The horns above their eyes were each 1 meter (3.3 feet) in length. The frill was relatively short and lacked any fenestrae, though some specimens have epoccipitals lining the frill's edge.

Triceratops likely lived in small family groups, and fed on ferns, palms and cycads. They walked with the elbows bowed out, like a rhinoceros. In combat, it used it's large brow horns to ward off predators such as Tyrannosaurus.

There is a decent amount of evidence to suggest that Triceratops used it's horns in intraspecific combat, as many specimens have damage to the skull that is too localized to be the result of bone disease. The frill itself is also made of fibrolamellar bone, which heals quickly, and develops early in life; indicating the frill was primarily for display.

In The Isle

The Triceratops is very slow, even when sprinting; but it is very tough, even on it's own. Even just one attack can severely injure your foes. When in combat, always face the opponent to prevent them from being able to exploit your vulnerable rear. The safest place to be is in a herd, though.

When in a herd, it is always good to keep vigil for any sign of approaching predators. This keeps the chances of your herd being caught by surprise low. Do not be afraid to charge down waiting predators, especially if they're smaller then you; no predator will want to risk taking your 800 damage gore.

The best way to fight as a herd is to make a circle, so no one will get to yours or your allies' backsides. To avoid trouble, be intimidating and make as much threatening noise as possible, and do not take your eyes off the enemy. Smaller, weaker members should hide in the middle of the herd so that larger predators cannot easily kill them.

Triceratops is a very strong dinosaur that can give even T. rex a run for his money; so if you don't have the privilege of a herd, be sure to set in the fear factor by charging your opponent and giving your most aggressive call. Such behavior is usually enough to scare them away. If the predator persists, charge at it and make more noise; predators will usually not risk a fight if they can help it, unless they have a pack to help them.

General Information

Pros:

  • High health and mass
  • High bleed
  • High damage
  • Good turning radius
  • Can break bones
  • Extremely intimidating roars

Cons:

  • Slow
  • Cannot stomp with a broken leg

Habitat

Triceratops live in open plains to graze on many flowering plants that grow in the area. They share this habitat with Maiasaura and Dryosaurus, both which use the Triceratops as a defence from predators. While Triceratops are herbivores, they are territorial to any threat that comes their way.

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Trivia

  • Triceratops will get a remodel in the future, with more curved horns.

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