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Triceratopses (also called Toros in Mexirock) are species of horned dinosaurs which existed during the Stone Age featured in the franchise of The Flintstones.

Background

Triceratopses were large quadrupedal dinosaurs with crested heads, two horns on their heads and one horn on their noses, although some smaller triceratopses only had one or two horns despite their name. They came in at least two sizes, with most being twice as large as a caveman and others being only half the size of one. Their behavior was much like modern bulls and bullasauruses except they were way more aggressive.

Uses

Triceratops Drill - The Astranuts

A triceratops excavation drill from "The Astra' Nuts".

Unlike brontosauruses, pterodactyls and stegosauruses, Triceratopses were not as common or as widely used by cavemen, not even for vehicles, appliances, decorations or as a food source, presumably due to their aggressiveness. However a few uses could be found for them, as at least one triceratops was used as an excavation drill (in a rather odd process where it could extend its neck and spin its head) at the Slate Rock and Gravel Company in Bedrock and Triceratops juicers were also existing appliances. However, triceratopses were more popularly used as rodeo animals, either to challenge riders or to be challenged in a match for survival. Their aggressive roar also made them a mascot for the Palezoic Pictures. But according to The Flintstones' Wacky Inventions and I Yabba-Dabba Do! (set 20 years after the original series) triceratopses enjoyed more frequent use, especially in construction, with there being Tricera-Trucks and Tricera-Dozers.

Breeds

There existed a smaller breed of triceratops with only two horns (that resembled real life zuniceratopses). Because of their small size and chair-like crest, they were used as golf carts in golf courses or as baby carriages.

Dronkasaurus

The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show - Character Profile Image - Snoots

Snoots, a Dronkasaurus.

Dronkasauruses were a small breed of teal triceratopses that were kept as pets by cavemen. The most notable Dronkasaurus character was Snoots, Bamm-Bamm's pet from The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, The New Fred and Barney Show and a few other appearances.

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Notes/Trivia

  • Despite several of them in the franchise not having three horns, they are still referred to as triceratopses, with a few rare exceptions.
  • The Dronkasaurus and the one-horned triceratops variants actually resemble the real life Coronosaurus or the smaller Protoceratops, while the smaller two-horned variant vaguely resembles the nedoceratops but with its horns on its nose.
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