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CARNOTAURUS: (kahrn-o-TAWR-us) "Meat-eating Bull" (Latin carn- = flesh + taurus = bull, referring to its unusual bull like horns)

A large Lage Creataceous THEROPOD from Patagonia, Argentina, known from a nearly complete skeleton and excelent SKIN impressions. The impressions of the pebbly skin are the first ever found of a meat-eating dinosaur. Carnotaurus had a short snout and two large, bull-like HORNS on its head. This two legged dinosaur was about 40 feet (12.2 m) long. It is a close relative of ABELISAURUS.

Classification: Carnosauria, Theropoda, Saurischia