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A Triceratops in Rebirth of Mothra 3
Species Ceratopsian
Height 3 meters
Length 9 meters,
25 feetKK33[1]
Weight 4 to 6 tons,
10 tonsKK33[1]
Enemies Allosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex
Played by Tatsumi NikamotoTLD
First appearance Latest appearance
The Ghost of Slumber Mountain Kong: King of the Apes
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Triceratops (トリケラトプス,   Torikeratopusu) is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous Period.

A Triceratops was featured in the 1977 film The Last Dinosaur, while a herd of Triceratops appeared in Rebirth of Mothra 3.


The Ghost of Slumber Mountain

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The Lost World

A Triceratops is seen protecting its young from an Allosaurus and wins after stabbing the Allosaurus with its horns. Multiple Triceratops are seen fleeing from the volcano as it erupts.

Showa era

The King Kong Show

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The Last Dinosaur

A Triceratops in The Last Dinosaur

After stealing the Polar-Borer, the Tyrannosaurus rex tried to bury it in a cave near its lair. In the process, it awakened a Triceratops sleeping underground, who engaged it in a vicious battle. The Triceratops drew first blood, stabbing the Tyrannosaurus' chest with its horns and biting its leg. The Tyrannosaurus eventually gained the upper hand by throwing the Triceratops to the ground, then sinking its sharp claws into its enemy's stomach. Its powerful jaws delivered the final blow.

Heisei era

Rebirth of Mothra 3

As Rainbow Mothra arrived in the Late Cretaceous Period, a Tyrannosaurus rex pursued a herd of Triceratops nearby. As it bit into a straggler's neck, Cretaceous King Ghidorah seized it in his central head. Before he could abduct the Triceratops, Rainbow Mothra made his presence known with a volley of Cross Heat Rainbow Lasers.

After Rainbow Mothra severed part of Cretaceous King Ghidorah's tail with another Cross Heat Rainbow Laser, a Triceratops and a Tyrannosaurus observed the appendage as it burrowed underground and stared at each other in concern.

The Mighty Kong

A Triceratops attacking Jack Driscoll in The Mighty Kong

As Jack Driscoll followed King Kong and the captured Ann Darrow, a Triceratops charged at him, smashing itself against the side of the path he was traversing. Jack stumbled down the hill and found himself face-to-face with the dinosaur, but used a gas bomb to knock it out before it could charge again. Barely breaking stride, he continued his quest.

Video games

Book appearances

King Kong (1932)

A population of Triceratops lived on Skull Island, three of which engaged Kong while crossing a large asphalt flat. While they did outnumber him, Kong began to throw chunks of hardened asphalt and heavily wound the three Triceratops, and while fleeing, two of them sank into wet asphalt and became stuck in it, where they presumably died. The third, after running into the jungle with a broken horn, gores a sailor from the Wanderer before chasing the rest of his party to a chasm bridged by a log. As they made their way across, Kong appeared on the other side, making the lone Triceratops enraged. Kong began to shake the log until he threw it into the chasm and ran away to battle a Meat-Eater. Utterly ignored by Kong, the Triceratops eventually walked away.


Rebirth of Mothra

Kong: Skull Island

Godzilla Singular Point


  • A herd of Triceratops were included in the 1996 draft of Peter Jackson's King Kong film. The script had a trio of them attack Carl Denham's group of sailors in retaliation for the group killing a member of their herd.

External links


This is a list of references for Triceratops. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bill of Fare for 'King Kong' Monsters". King Kong pressbook. RKO Radio Pictures. 1933. p. 4.


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