The triceratops is, of course, a dinosaur in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. Much like the giant bear in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, it was a replacement for the traditional boulders seen in Crash 1 and 2. It is mostly seen in prehistoric levels, such as Bone Yard. When Crash wanders too far, the Triceratops erupts from its cave [barred up by bones] and chases after you. Obstacles include lava pits, logs and pterosaurs that sometimes rest on these logs. The pterosaurs will fly away, but they may carry Crash away if he gets too close.. It is unknown why the Triceratops chases you, but it's possibly because it believes you trespassed in its territory. When you fall into another 'floor' he stops chasing you. This replaces what a 'gate' or a 'door' blocks him, like the boulder in Crash 1.
- A prehistoric Lab Assistant, as seen in a drawing at the official Naughty Dog website, was originally supposed to be riding the Triceratops, but the idea was later scrapped due to technical reasons. On a side note, the Trike also had an additional nasal horn in the same drawing, which is not seen on the real animal.
- Through a glitch, the triceratops in the normal route in Dino Might! will come out of its cave without running past the Checkpoint Crate. If the player is coming back from the Bonus Stage, and runs towards the screen while riding on the Bonus Stage platform, the triceratops will come out of its cave. However, if the player follows the normal route, another Triceratops will come out to chase Crash.
- The triceratops, Rusty Walrus, the giant bear, and the dragon are all related in the way that they are in chase levels and they are immune to nitro crates and other dangers.
- The Triceratops' roar was later recycled in Crash Tag Team Racing, as the roar was used for the sharks and the dinosaurs in the game.