Carnotaurus is a genus of large theropod dinosaur that lived in South America. The only known species is Carnotaurus Sastrei. Known from a single well-preserved skeleton, it is one of the best-understood theropods from the Southern Hemisphere. The skeleton was found in the Chubut Province of Argentina. Carnotaurus is a member of the Abelisaurs. Carnotaurs had several distinct features, most notable are the thick horns above the eyes. Carnotaurus also had tiny forelimbs and long and slender hind limbs. The skeleton is preserved with great skin impressions, showing small scales interrupted by large bumps that lined the sides of the animal, and there are no hints of feathers.
|Full Name||Carnotaurus Sastrei|
|Name Means||Meat Eating Bull|
|Period||Late Cretaceous 72 and 70 million years ago|
|Size||26 to 30 feet ( 8 to 9 meters )|
|Weight||1.48 tons / 1.35 metric tons|
|Discoverer||José Bonaparte 1984|