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The Lost Files-Carnotaurus by HodariNundu The Lost Files-Carnotaurus by HodariNundu
JURASSIC PARK Los Archivos Perdidos
Epoca: Cretaceo tardio, hace 70 millones de años
Distribucion: Sudamérica
Longitud: 9 metros
Peso: 1.5 toneladas
Dieta: Carnivoro
Carnotaurus fue la causa de mucha discusión entre los guardabosques de Jurassic Park y los directivos del Parque; estos creian que el Carnotaurus era muy interesante y distintivo y que debia estar incluido en el tour del Parque, mientras que los guardabosques insistian en que seria imposible controlar a semejantes animales. Eventualmente, tres Carnotaurus fueron llevados a Nublar, pero regresados al poco tiempo a Sorna cuando los tres escaparon e hirieron seriamente a dos obreros.
Carnotaurus se distingue principalmente por los cuernos que tiene sobre los ojos, y que son mas grandes en los machos (las hembras son ademas mas pequeñas, aunque mas rapidas). Este dinosaurio tiene la capacidad de cambiar de color de forma asombrosa y con enorme rapidez. Gracias a esto puede camuflarse a la perfeccion con su medio ambiente para acechar a sus presas.
Parece ser que este metodo de caza apareció por primera vez en el ambiente selvatico de Jurassic Park, pues el habitat prehistorico del Carnotaurus no tenia vegetación tan densa y este dinosaurio era mas un corredor que un cazador de emboscada. Los cientificos de Jurassic Park creeian que el Carnotaurus prehistorico usaba su habilidad de cambiar de color en rituales de cortejo o para expresar su estado de animo.
El Carnotaurus es uno de los dinosaurios menos estudiados de Jurassic Park, y hasta la fecha se desconoce gran parte de su comportamiento, asi como el numero exacto de ejemplares que viven en el sitio B.
TRIVIA: Según algunos testigos, los Carnotaurus hembra son los que mas cazan; a menudo son las hembras las que derriban a la presa, y el macho aparece al final para asegurarse la mejor parte del cadaver.

Age: Late Cretaceous, about 70 mya
Range: South America
Length: 9 meters
Weight: 1.5 tons
Diet: Carnivore
Carnotaurus was the cause of much debate between the Jurassic Park rangers and the Park's management; the latter thought that Carnotaurus was interesting and distinctive, and that it should be included in the Park tour, while the rangers argued that they wouldn´t be able to control such animals. Eventually, three Carnotaurus were taken to Nublar, but soon returned to Sorna after the three of them escaped and mauled two workers.
Carnotaurus is easily recignized because of the horns over its eyes, which are larger in males than in females (females are also smaller, although faster). This dinosaur has the ability to change its skin color in an incredible way and with amazing speed. This helps it blend with its environment perfectly to stalk unsuspecting prey.
It seems that this hunting method appeared for the first time in the jungle-like environment of Jurassic Park, for the prehistoric habitat of Carnotaurus was not as densely forested and the animal was more of a chaser than an ambush predator. The Jurassic Park scientists thought that the prehistoric Carnotaurus used its color changing ability in mating rituals or to express its mood.
Carnotaurus is one of the less studied Jurassic Park dinosaurs, and to date, much of its behavior is unknown, as is the exact number of individuals living in site B.
TRIVIA: According to some witnesses, female Carnotaurus are the ones that hunt more often; females bring down prey, and the male appears at the end to make sure he get's the best part of the carcass.

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TheMightySaurus Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aloodonguy67 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Artist
They live like lions!!!!!!
dinohart34 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
i would have LOVED to see that in the movies, Carnotaurus has got to be my favorite dino of all time!!!!! BTW, did you draw that? it's awesome!!!
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   General Artist
I did and thanx :D
TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
my absolute FAVE large carnivore^^ remember these epic guys from Dinosaur, they were so badass :w00t:
xenokiller101 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
The females do most of the hunting, then the male takes what he wants? Isnt that kinda how lions hunt?
survivor-127 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
o'l bulldog face (if i remember correctly thats what his name means).

Doctordid Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
seeing this makes me think of they should of done the fourth installment of the movie
SpawnFire88 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Wow,i can see you becoming a paleontologist!
Nice work!
Isnt that the dinosaur form the movie...Err...Dinosaur?
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   General Artist
It is. Only the one in Dinosaur was scaled up to T-Rex size. Artistic licenses :D
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