Carnotaurus

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Common Name
Carnotaurus
Group
Species
Carnotaurus pressor
Time Period
Late Cretaceous
Diet
Temperament
Aggressive
Logo Steam.png
June 2, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Carno_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Carno/Carno_Character_BP.Carno_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
18 XP
Special Loot Chance
30%
Feces Size
26 - 32 °C / 79 - 90 °F
Incubation Time
1h 39m
Baby Time
4h 37m
Juvenile Time
18h 31m
Adolescent Time
23h 8m
Total Maturation Time
1d 22h 17m 45s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

 
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 Very Uncommon

 
 Very Common
 
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 Uncommon
 
 Rare

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The Carnotaurus (kahrn-uh-TAWR-us), or simply Carno, is a species of Dinosaur in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

This dossier section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena, the author of the dossiers has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creatures.

NoteHelena.png
Wild
Carnotaurus pressor is an interesting creature that falls between medium and large predator. It lives primarily on flat clear ground, where it can capitalize on its speed. Additionally, it seems to have no qualms about running from larger predators instead of fighting.
Domesticated
Carnotaurus fills a very specific role. Larger and almost as fast as a Raptor, smaller but much faster than a Tyrannosaurus.
Known Information
The horns of the Carnotaurus seem to be used more for fighting rival Carnotauri (Carnotauruses?) than actual hunting. This doesn't mean the horns aren't dangerous, though; they can still eviscerate larger prey. Carnotaurus is one of the smaller and more compact of the large predators. If Tyrannosaurus is the "Lion" of the island, Carnotaurus would certainly be the "cheetah". The real threat of a Carnotaurus is not being able to escape it once it sees you. Were it not for the creature's extremely long down-time after sprinting, it might be among the most capably balanced mounts.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

They will attack anything on sight, and have a fairly large aggravation range. However, they seem to prioritize other dinosaurs over humans. Their headbutt attack will throw the person backwards, potentially off of a cliff.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Carnotaurus is a mid-sized theropod somewhat like a smaller Tyrannosaurus in terms of shape. It does have several distinct features though; the most notable are a blunt head with two forward-facing horns and arms so stubby they make those of a Tyrannosaurus seem well developed in comparison.




Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Carnotaurus's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Carnotaurus. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Carnotaurus will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

Server admins can use this region information in the Console Command "cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID>".
For example, "cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6" would color the Carnotaurus's "body" magenta.

Carno PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
Carno PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Horns
X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Carno PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Patterning
Carno PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Belly


Drops[edit | edit source]


Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
Health.png Health 420 +84 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 300 +30 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png Food 2000 +200 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 300 +6 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 422 +2.1 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +3%
Torpor.png Torpor 350 +21 N/A4 0.5

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpor increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 425 892.5 1190 15
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Carno bites the target.
0 500 300 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 42
Gore Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Right  Mousebutton (PC), L2 Button (PS4), LT Button (Xbox One), the Carno headbutts the target causing considerable knock-back.
0 340 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 42


Wild Stats Level-up

Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding-stats with an external tool.[1]

Carnotaurus
The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps

Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.


Taming[edit | edit source]

Carnotaurus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble (Ankylo Egg).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 3 0 0 0:10:48
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 3 0 0 0:06:46
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 6 0 0 0:13:31
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 7 0 0 0:15:46
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 14 14 3 0:31:28
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 18 2 1 0:20:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 21 31 7 0:47:16
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 35 24 5 0:40:29
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 42 31 7 0:47:16
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 53 45 9 0:59:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 105 44 9 0:59:04
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 35; Slingshot Hits × 15; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 3; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpor-depletion: 0.31 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:19:05
Carnotaurus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble (Ankylo Egg).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 7 0 0 0:25:12
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 7 0 0 0:15:46
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 13 0 0 0:29:16
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 17 6 2 0:38:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 34 66 14 1:16:25
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 42 21 5 0:47:16
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 50 123 26 1:52:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 84 99 21 1:37:09
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 100 123 26 1:52:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 125 167 35 2:20:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 250 167 35 2:20:38
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 96; Slingshot Hits × 40; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 11; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 7; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpor-depletion: 0.47 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:34:28
Carnotaurus.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble (Ankylo Egg).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 10 0 0 0:35:59
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 11 0 0 0:24:46
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 20 6 2 0:45:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 27 38 9 1:00:46
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 54 159 35 2:01:22
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 67 67 15 1:15:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 80 277 61 3:00:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 134 227 50 2:34:59
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 160 277 61 3:00:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 200 367 80 3:45:01
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 400 367 80 3:45:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 159; Slingshot Hits × 65; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 18; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 11; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpor-depletion: 0.63 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:42:12
Carnotaurus.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble (Ankylo Egg).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 14 9 2 0:50:23
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 15 0 0 0:33:46
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 28 40 9 1:03:01
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 37 88 20 1:23:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 74 288 65 2:46:20
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 92 137 31 1:43:31
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 110 483 109 4:07:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 184 400 90 3:32:48
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 220 483 109 4:07:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 275 632 142 5:09:23
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 550 632 142 5:09:23
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 222; Slingshot Hits × 91; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 25; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 15; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpor-depletion: 0.8 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:46:44
Carnotaurus.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble (Ankylo Egg).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 18 42 10 1:04:46
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 19 0 0 0:42:46
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 35 81 19 1:18:46
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 47 155 36 1:45:46
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 94 447 104 3:31:17
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 117 227 53 2:11:38
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 140 734 170 5:15:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 234 611 142 4:30:38
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 280 734 170 5:15:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 350 951 221 6:33:46
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 700 951 221 6:33:46
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 285; Slingshot Hits × 117; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 32; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 19; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpor-depletion: 0.96 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:49:43
Carnotaurus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Time
Kibble (Ankylo Egg).png Kibble (Ankylo Egg) 22 85 21 1:19:10
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 23 0 0 0:51:46
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 43 139 34 1:36:46
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 57 237 57 2:08:16
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 114 632 151 4:16:14
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 142 334 80 2:39:46
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 170 1023 244 6:22:31
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 284 856 204 5:28:27
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 340 1023 244 6:22:31
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 425 1318 314 7:58:08
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 850 1318 314 7:58:08
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 348; Slingshot Hits × 142; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 39; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 23; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 16; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8
Torpor-depletion: 1.12 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:51:50

Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.

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

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

Be careful when confronting these guys. They are powerful and will gang up on you. Often, the best method would be using a Scorpion and/or Tranquilizer Arrows, but if neither are available to you, then a simple Slingshot will do the trick. Aim at the head for best results.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Carnotaurus.

General[edit | edit source]

The Carno is one of the island's mid-sized predators. While smaller than a Rex, it can be very deadly. Its medium speed causes it to be a quite deadly predator, but can be killed at a distance with a ranged weapon. If approached with a melee weapon, the Carno can pose a notable threat to an unprepared survivor. It can knock a player back and charge once more.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Attempt to avoid unless the player is confident it can take the Carno successfully. Be sure there aren't any other Carnos or other creatures in the area that can turn the battle against you. Also, make sure the Carno is not glowing red. If it is, that's an Alpha Carno!

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

The Carno has a powerful head-butting attack, if not careful the player could fall from a high point, either to instant death or to slaughter by other animals. When tamed you can employ this tactic on prey and other creatures. It is a powerful advantage over Raptors and other animals, which do relatively no knockback. Until then, use spears and pikes to out-distance it, or use ranged weapons like guns or bows.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Make sure that the battle consists of just you and the Carno, unless you have something as powerful as a Giganotosaurus. Make sure you a prepared to get knocked back in the battle.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

The Carno is a secondary-size predator, so it can be killed relatively easily, provided the player can take what it throws back.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Damage: Excellent base damage and good for chasing down prey short distances. (Level up Melee Damage.png Melee Damage, Stamina.png Stamina and some Movement Speed.png Movement Speed)
  • Transport: Average stamina and has a very good base carrying capacity. Good for local and semi-local transport. (Level up Weight.png Weight, Movement Speed.png Movement Speed and Stamina.png Stamina)
  • Hunter: While over-looked in favor of the Tyrannosaurus, they are a good starting meat collector. (Level up Melee Damage.png Melee Damage, Movement Speed.png Movement Speed and Weight.png Weight)
  • Guardian: While overshadowed by other mounts, Carno's make excellent guardians, especially with Tames. Their size relative to damage allows them to dish out excellent base damage with high precision, something Tyrannosaur's lack. (Level up Melee Damage.png Melee Damage, Health.png Health and Stamina.png Stamina)

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat ★★★★★
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★★★
Chitin.png Chitin ★★★☆☆
Keratin.png Keratin ★★★☆☆
Pelt.png Pelt ★★★☆☆
Hide.png Hide ★★★☆☆

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Carnotaurus, see the relevant Wikipedia article

  • The Carnotaurus illustrations in the dossier are shown with longer arms than the ones in-game, which are accurately portrayed with stubby forelimbs that lay flush against the body. Presumably, this may have been a drawing error by the author.
    • The general portrayal of the Carnotaurus shows longer arms and a shorter, wider head, much like the Carnotaurus from the Disney movie Dinosaur. It's possible that Carnotaur was meant to look like this but the model ended up being made more accurate. As it stands, the Carnotaurus currently has the most accurate model compared to its real life counterpart, the only difference being that it is larger.
  • The Carnotaurus's name translates from Latin into "flesh-eating bull".
  • The Carnotaurus's speed in game is justified; examination of the flexibility of the hip and tail structures of fossils indicate that the Carnotaurus may have been one of, if not the, fastest large theropod. However, it could not make turns very well due to the rigid structure of its chest and spine.[2]
  • Despite the Carnotaurus's Dossier stating that it is "much faster than a Tyrannosaurus", in-game, the average wild Rex actually has roughly equivalent sprinting speed, faster walking speed, but less stamina when compared the average wild Carno.
  • The stats for a tamed Carno versus a tamed Rex are very different; a tamed Rex is actually considerably faster in a sprint than a tamed Carno, and while a Carno's stamina will last longer, it also takes much longer to recover. Do not necessarily expect your tamed Carno to leave a hostile tribe's tamed Rex behind.
  • Can be picked up by a Quetzal.
  • The Carnotaurus is one of the few dinos whose base color regions include a color other than white (the green markings near its legs and along its back.) This makes it so the Carnotaurus always appears to have green stripes even if Color Region 4 would be different.
  • Bred Carnotauruses with Imprinting can become very powerful and able to take on wild Rexes and Alpha Raptors, even lower level Alpha Carnos. They are relatively quick to grow up (around 48 hours) making imprinting easier to achieve compared to Rexes that take around twice the time to grow up. They also spawn in great numbers and are easier to knock out than Rexes so finding good breeding material is often easier.
  • Can be found Very Commonly in the Southern High desert atop the mountain in Scorched Earth.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3197156/