Carnotaurus is one of the few Theropods found with well preserved skin impressions that give us a better idea of how the dinosaur looked in life. At least part of its body was covered in raised knobby “scutes” that may have served to protect Carnotaurus as they engaged in combat with each other, perhaps to impress a mate. This is also believed to be the reason for its thick, powerful neck and the horns above its brow.
Carnotaurus is known from a single skeleton, discovered in 1984 during the same fossil hunting expedition that unearthed Amargasaurus, though they were not found in the same location and did not live during the same time period.
Size in inches: 10.43 L x 2.76 W x 3.74 H