The Clamidosaurs are lizards that appear in the Crash Bandicoot series.


Two variants are knows of this enemy: One is dark green in color with brown stripes along its back and a big, white horn on the front of its snout (absent from the real-life counterpart). the second variant is red in color, with blue stripes along its back.

They walk and jump on two legs and have a frill made out of skin around their necks, a distinctive characteristic of the clamidosaur.

In Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, some of the clamidosaurs were modified and turned into cyborgs by somebody unknown. They could be N. Gin's experiments that escaped control, since they have red glowing eyes and robotic heads.

The Clamidosaur appear again in Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, this time with a completely different look, reminiscent of the cyborg variant, but entirely organic.


In the first game, they can be encountered in the ancient city ruins and can be seen hopping from a spot to another making enormous leaps. The only difference between the two variants is the fact that the red variant is much faster than the green variant. They can only be defeated by jumping on them.

In Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, they walk around back and forth and can only be defeated by a slide attack.




  • Originally the clamidosaurs were supposed to be a single mutant character. Its name and role are unknown.