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Carnotaurus is a mouth with legs by ScottHartman Carnotaurus is a mouth with legs by ScottHartman
Seriously - I feel like it's a caricature of a real theropod.

Of course all abelisaurs are weird. The lower legs and much of the tail are restored after Aucasaurus, but otherwise it's a remarkably complete specimen.

For those who don't know, this guy was also found with extensive skin impressions. Scales on this one! That included irregular rows of large non-bony scute-like scales down the top and sides of the animal.
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CindyAA Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
is it on a museum, where Could I see it? *_* sorry, I'm ignorant for this subject, I just want to see those skins impressions you told
ScottHartman Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
At one point I believe a cast of some of the impressions were on display at the LACM. Yet despite having just been there last year during SVP I can't recall offhand if that is still on display in the overhauled displays. Otherwise I presume the originals are housed (and possibly displayed) at the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales in Argentina. There's also a photo or two in the Czerkas 1997 paper in the Dinofest volume.
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are there any estimates about how fast this guy was? I've heard lots of stuff but I have no idea what to believe...
Liamythesh Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never knew it had such a long neck and tiny head. You always see it restored wrong I guess with a really big head.
ScottHartman Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I think some illustrations may be influenced by the villain in Disney's Dinosaur.
Liamythesh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bLAZZE92 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Do you know where can I find good photos of the skin impressions? I have Bonaparte et al. (1990) but I can't really make out what I'm seeing in figure 37 haha

btw Juares-Valieri et al. (2010) and Novas et al. (2013) suggested that the femur would have been shorter than the 103cm it was originally reconstructed, if it was indeed shorter, will that affect the legs of your skeletal?
PedroSalas Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Artist
Carnotaurus are great common for my drawing!:)
Gojira5000 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Out of Albertosaurus, Daspletosaurus and a parity-sized Carnotaurus, who would win in an arm-wrestling contest? :P
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