One of the most unique Theropod dinosaurs ever discovered, Carnotaurus had many features that make it unlike any other dinosaur, including its unusually deep skull topped with two short, spiky horns. This meat eater lived around 70 million years ago in what is now Argentina.
Carnotaurus is one of the few Theropods found with wellpreserved skin impressions that give us a better idea of how thedinosaur looked in life. At least part of its body was covered inraised knobby "scutes" that may have served to protect Carnotaurusas they engaged in combat with each other, perhaps to impress amate. 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 1984during the same fossil hunting expedition that unearthedAmargasaurus, though they were not found in the same location anddid not live during the same time period.