Fossils: Scientists reconstruct Carnotaurus - revealing a complex coat of scales, bumps and wrinkles

Fossils: Scientists reconstruct Carnotaurus - revealing a complex coat of scales, bumps and wrinkles

The 'carnivorous bull' dinosaur gets a makeover! Scientists reconstruct a terrifying 26ft-long creature based on an analysis of its fossilised skin — revealing a complex coat of scales, studs, thorns, bumps and wrinkles - The only-known specimen 'Carnotaurus' was discovered in Argentina in 1984 - The horned creature would have reached a whopping 26 feet in length - Well preserved, the specimen included not only bones but also fossilised skin - New analysis of the skin has revealed that it was far more complex that thought Scientists have painted a new picture of Carnotaurus — the 'carnivorous bull' dinosaur — with a complex coat of scale, studs, thorns, bumps and wrinkles. The updated reconstruction comes after palaeontologists led from the Unidad Ejecutora Lillo in Argentina examined its fossilised skin in …
More on: www.dailymail.co.uk