Carnotaurus is a medium size carnotaurine abelisaur from the Late Cretaceous of Argentina. The genus contains one species, C. sastrei.

In Real Life

Carnotaurus lived during the lower Maastrichian age of the Late Cretaceous, and inhabited what is now Argentina between 72 to 69.9 million years ago.

The tiny arms of Carnotaurus seem to have been entirely vestigial in terms of predation; they have little mobility outside of the shoulder and may not have even been visible in the living animal. Instead, it used it's head to procure prey.

Carnotaurus is notable for being the fastest known non-avian dinosaur, reaching speeds of up to 56 kilometers per hour. This is due to a massively enlarged caudofemoralis muscle, which allows the leg to be pulled back faster and, in turn, grants greater speed.

This also means that Carnotaurus had to turn the hip and tail simultaneously in order to make turns, however, so it seems likely that Carnotaurus was an ambush predator that used it's jaws to take down prey quickly.

In The Isle

Carnotaurus live life in the fast lane, often literally. They feed on small and mid-sized game, such as Diabloceratops and Maiasaura and can form small social groups. They use their high speed to chase prey down, inflicting multiple bites and stack up bleed damage.

It is also because of their status of being the fastest dinosaur in survival, the Carnotaurus has little to no natural predators. It can use its high speed to escape almost anything of danger, except for an ambushing Utahraptor (and even then, a Utahraptor poses little threat to a fully-grown Carnotaurus). It is also the only dino in survival that can out run a Hyperendocrin Spinosaurus

General overview:


  • Fastest dinosaur in game ( Survival ),
    except when a Utahraptor is ambushing.
  • Can walk quickly over the whole map
    and its easy to hunt small prey.
  • High hunger time ( 1,7 hours ).
  • Relative short grow time.
  • Decent bleed and high stamina


  • Weakest dino in its Tier(or weakest Mesopredator)
  • Can be killed easily by a larger animal.
  • Loud, especially when running
  • Low base damage
  • Low health regenerate amount


For a more complete gallery, visit Carnotaurus/gallery