dinosaurs

Carnotaurus

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DESCRIPTION

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.

CHARACTERISTICS

Full Name Carnotaurus Sastrei
Name Means Meat Eating Bull
Period Late Cretaceous 72 and 70 million years ago
Order Saurischia
Suborder Theropoda
Diet Carnivore (Meat-Eater)
Size 26 to 30 feet ( 8 to 9 meters )
Weight 1.48 tons / 1.35 metric tons
Discoverer José Bonaparte 1984
Natural Habitat
  1. South America (Chubut Province of Argentina)
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