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Common Name Carnotaurus
Group Dinosaurs
Species Carnotaurus pressor
Time Late Cretaceous
Diet Carnivore
Temperament Aggressive
Feces Size Medium
XP For Kill 1 XP
 Egg Carno Egg
Spawn Command [Expand]
Favorite Kibble Kibble (Ankylo Egg)
Tameable Yes
Rideable Yes
Saddle Carno Saddle (lvl 50)
Incubation Range 26 – 32 °C / 79 – 90 °F
Incubation Time 1h 39m 59s
Baby Stage Time 4h 37m 46s
 Very Common
 Very Uncommon

Carnotaurus is a type of creature that appears in ARK Survival Evolved. The Dino Dossier of it will expose more information about this creature to you. With these details, you will understand the wildlife of Carnotaurus, its outside appearance, behavior, how to fight against it and so on.

Basic Info


Wild: Carnotaurus pressor is a thrilling creature falling between average and big predator. It mostly inhabits on flat ground in which it will be able to take advantage of its speed. In addition, apparently, the creature got no worries about running away from bigger predators rather than battling.

Domesticated: Carnotaurus has a significant role. It can be bigger, and it can be as quick as Raptor, it’s smaller, but it’s kind of much more quickly than a Tyrannosaurus.

Known Information: Carnotaurus seemingly utilizes its horns to battle against an opponent Carnotauri more than hunting. This doesn’t signify that the horns are not deadly. They can disembowel bigger prey. This creature is one of the small and tighter of big predators. The “Lion” can be a nickname of Tyrannosaurus, then “Cheetah” would be a nickname for Carnotaurus. The real danger of this creature is that you won’t be capable of running away from it if it catches sight of you.


Once they see you, they will launch their assault to you directly. They even got a decent big aggravation scope. Nevertheless, they seemingly focus on other dinosaurs more than human beings. Their headbutt assault can throw you toward the back, which makes you possibly fall off a cliff.


The creature is known as a theropod that has a middle size, which is kind of similar to a tiny Tyrannosaurus when referring to shape but it possesses some of the different characteristics. The most outstanding features are its blunt head that has two horns that face forward and chubby arms.

Color Scheme and Regions

This part will describe the natural colors and some areas of this creature. The areas below are in red color on an albino Carnotaurus. The colored squares that are under every area’s description are the colors which the creature will spawn at random in order to offer a general scope of its genius color scheme. If you want to find out its name and ID, you just move your mouse cursor on a color.

  • The color scheme detail straightly comes from the ARK DevKit, and it should be considered as accuracy.

This region information can be utilized by the server admins in the console order “cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID>”.

For instance, using the command “cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6” would help the player color the Carnotaurus’s “body” magenta.


Region 0: Body


Region 1: Horns


Region 2 is not usedfor this



Region 3 is not used for this Creature.



Region 4: Patterning



Region 5: Belly

  • Raw Meat
  • Raw Prime Meat
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  • Keratin

Base Stats and Growth

The creatures will possess discrepant stats in SoTF

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
Health.png Health 420.0 +84 +5.4% +0.5
Stamina.png Stamina 300.0 +30 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150.0 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 2000.0 +200 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 300.0 +6 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 35.02 +1.75 +1.7% 7.5% 18%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2.5%
Torpor.png Torpor 350.0 +21 N/A4 +0.5%

The percentages are based upon the stat value the moment that the creature was domesticated (right after taming success)

The absolute Base Damage is displayed here rather than the percentage

The movement speed of wild creatures won’t be developed

The Torpor develops every single level on the untamed creatures, but won’t be developed after they are domesticated.

The Carbonemys is able to drown

  • To get a full comparison of the creatures’ stats, check out Base Creature Statistics
  • To get a description of how the level-up calculation operates, check out Creature Stats Calculation

Movement Speed

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 425 892.5 1190  ?
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A
  • The table above shows the base speeds of the creature that are all at 100% Movement Speed
  • To achieve a comparison between all speeds of creatures, check out Base Creature Speeds.

Wild Stats Level-up

To check out the stats that are pinpointed, just input the values of an untamed creature. The green values on a creature that has a high level mean that it’s very great at breeding. If you succeeded in domesticating a creature, you could regain the breeding-stats by utilizing this tool called ARK

After domestication, some stats of creature will get bonuses, which completely rely on the taming success. This will make it very tough for taking back the levels on a domesticated creature. Hence, this tool can only effectively work on untamed creatures, but it can bring nice impression, how well the stats are given out.


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You should always remember that the values are optimum cases, they always carry additional supplies.

You can check out an external taming calculator to get a level-dependent count of the resources required.

Ingredients for  Kibble (Ankylo Egg): 1 ×  Ankylo Egg , 1 ×  Savoroot , 1 ×  Prime Meat Jerky , 2 ×  Mejoberry , 3 ×  Fiber , 1 ×  Waterskin

KO Strategy

You need to be watchful when you encounter with these creatures. They are way too strong you can get attacked anytime. You should utilize a Scorpion or Tranquilizer Arrows, but you got none, you can simply use a Slingshot to perform the attack. Just try to aim at their heads to get better results.


You will find out how to counter the Carnotaurus in this part:


The Carno is just a mid-sized predator. Although it’s smaller than a Rex, it’s still very dangerous. Thanks to the medium speed, it can become a dangerous predator, but if you utilize a ranged weapon, you can destroy it from afar. If you get closer to it using a melee weapon, it can give out a deadly threat to that one. You can be defeated, and it can assault you once again.


Try to dodge it unless you have confidence; you can defeat it effectively. You need to make sure that there aren’t Carnos or other dinosaurs around the location nearby you, or else this fight can go against you. In addition, you need to be sure that the Carno is not shining red. If it’s like that, it will be an Alpha Carno.


The headbutt attack of this creature is extremely strong. If you don’t stay watchful, you may descend from a high point, either to immediate death or kill by other creatures. When domesticating it, you can follow this strategy to tackle with other prey and creatures. It’s a strong advantage even better than Raptors and other creatures, which won’t get any knockback. Then, you can utilize spears and pikes or ranged weapons like bows or guns.


Be sure that the fight is between only you and Carno, unless you bring something strong like Giganotosaurus. Be sure you are ready for getting knocked back in the fight.


It’s just a mid-sized predator; you can destroy it in an easy way, as long as you can deal with what it tosses back.



  • Damage:It’s a wonderful base damage, and it’s good at hunting prey from short distances. (Rank up Melee Damage, Stamina, and some Movement Speed)
  • Transport:It has the medium stamina, and it possesses such a nice base carrying capacity. You can use it for local and half-local transport. (Rank up  Weight,  Movement Speed and  Stamina)
  • Hunter:They are nice starting meat gatherer (Rank up  Melee Damage,  Movement Speed and Weight)
  • Guardian:Carno can be a great guardian, particularly with Domestications. Thanks to their size, they can dish out good base damage, giving out high accuracy, which is a something that Tyrannosaur doesn’t have (Rank up  Melee Damage,  Health and  Stamina)




  • According to the Dino Dossier, The Carnotaurus has longer arms than the ones that appeared in the game which are exactly depicted with chubby forelimbs. Probably, this could be an error made by the author while drawing.
  • The name of this creature means “flesh-eating bull” when it’s translated from Latin.
  • The speed of the creature in the game is reasonable
  • Although the Dino Dossier claimed that the Carnotaurus could run faster than a Tyrannosaurus, in the game, the mid-sized untamed T-rex has approximately equal running speed, quicker walking speed but less stamina when it was compared to the medium untamed Carno.
  • The stats between a domesticated Carno and a domesticated Rex are discrepant. A tamed Rex is much quicker in running than a tamed Carno, while the stamina of Carno can extend longer. Also, it will take much longer to regain.
  • A Quetzal can pick a Carno up

The base color regions of Carnotaurus contain a specific color which is different from white. This causes it to get green stripes even if Color Region 4 could be discrepant.

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