Carnotaurus means "meat-bull", referring to its discrete bull-like horns was a huge grasping dinosaur, with horns indistinctly akin to a bull's. Carnotaurus lived in Patagonia, Argentina for the period of the Maastrichtian stage of the tardy Cretaceous, and was exposed by Jose F. Bonaparte, who has discovered many other strange South American dinosaurs. Carnotaurus was a intermediate sized theropod, about 9.0 m (30 ft) in span, 3.5 m (10 ft 7 in) high at the hips, and weighing about 1,600 kg (1.76 tons). The main idiosyncratic features of Carnotaurus are the 2 chunky horns on top of the eyes, and the awfully abridged forelimbs with 4 fingers.

Although the superior part of the cranium looks powerful, the inferior part seems willowy and weak. The muzzle is extremely dulled and deep, giving Carnotaurus the manifestation of a dinosaur bulldog. Perhaps the strangest characteristic of this theropod is its minuscule, undersized arms, in all probability the lowest possible of any of the bigger meat-eaters. Its arms were so petite that the hands seemed to develop almost unswervingly from the elbows. The forearms were not greatly longer than the fingers and they did not bow. It had primordial 4-fingered hands and one of the fingers was a rearward-facing thorn. The palms pointed outwards.

Carnotaurus Dinosaur

archaeopteryx dinosaur

archaeopteryx dinosaur

Ever since the mid-1990s, Carnotaurus has been featured sporadically in the fashionable media. One of its initial famous roles in fiction was the 1995 continuation to Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton's The Lost World. In the novel, Carnotaurus was portrayed as possessing the (entirely illusory) ability to alter its color to merge into the backdrop, just like a chameleon or a cuttlefish. An additional well-known movie role for Carnotaurus came with the 2000 Walt Disney vivacious film Dinosaur, which featured 2 Carnotaurus, aggressive towards a large pack of herbivorous dinosaurs. The Carnotaurus in the film were a lot bigger than the real life creature, scaled up to proportions more intimately similar to the enormous theropod Tyrannosaurus.

Carnotaurus dinosaur with horns, exhibits in Argentina natural history museum.

The diminutive cone-shaped nodules, each about 2 inches (5 cm) across, were recurrently spaced over its corpse. Bonaparte reveals that when dying, this creature had been unnerved on the mud, that when flattering hardened completely copied the grain of the leather. Even though intimately associated to the feathered dinosaurs, the extremely detailed skin impersonation revealed no indication of feathers.

Carnotaurus facts:
Name: Carnotaurus (meat-bull)
Size: 30ft long and 10ft tall
Main Facts: Carnotaurus served the most excellent theropod hide impressions yet found. The skin was leather-like and creased with rows of bumps that develop into larger in the direction of the spine.

Carnotaurus News: New Museum Attracts Visitors with its Carnotaurus Skeleton

Chlupcs Museum of the History of Earth host eight-meter long dinosaur skeleton from the Carnotaurus genus, was discovered in the younger Cretaceous layers of Argentina.