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Carnotaurus Dinosaur Skull Replica measures 8.75 inches. Carnotaurus Dinosaur Skull Replica is museum quality polyreuthane cast. Made in the USA. Carnotaurus sastrei is the scientific name for Carnotaurus. Our percise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

Carnotaurus or Carnotaurus sastrei is a genus of large theropod dinosaur that lived in South America during the Late Cretaceous period, between about 72 and 69.9 million years ago. The skull, measuring 23.5 in. in length, was proportionally shorter and deeper than in any other large carnivorous dinosaur. The snout was moderately broad and the jaws were curved upwards. The facial bones, especially the nasal bones, were sculptured with numerous small holes and spikes. A prominent pair of horns protruded obliquely above the eyes. These horns, formed by the frontal bones, were thick and cone shaped, but somewhat vertically flattened in cross section. The proportionally small eyes were situated in the upper part of the keyhole shaped orbita (eye sockets).

Carnotaurus or Carnotaurus sastrei is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in South America during the Late Cretaceous period, between about 72 and 69.9 million years ago. The only species is Carnotaurus sastrei. Known from a single well preserved skeleton, it is one of the best understood theropods from the Southern Hemisphere. The skeleton, found in 1984, was uncovered in the Chubut Province of Argentina from rocks of the La Colonia Formation. Carnotaurus or Carnotaurus sastrei is a derived member of the Abelisauridae, a group of large theropods that occupied the large predatorial niche in the southern landmasses of Gondwana during the late Cretaceous.

Carnotaurus or Carnotaurus sastrei had small, vestigial forelimbs and long, slender hind limbs. The skeleton is preserved with extensive skin impressions, showing a mosaic of small, non-overlapping scales approximately 5 mm in diameter. The mosaic was interrupted by large bumps that lined the sides of the animal, and there are no hints of feathers.

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Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 8.75 in
Carnotaurus Facts

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Family: †Abelisauridae
Clade: †Furileusauria
Tribe: †Carnotaurini
Genus: †Carnotaurus
Species: †C. sastrei
Binomial name: †Carnotaurus sastrei

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