ARK Survival Evolved: Carnotaurus

ARK Survival Evolved: Carnotaurus

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ARK Survival Evolved: Carnotaurus
Common Name: Carnotaurus
Species: Carnotaurus pressor
Time: Late Cretaceous
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Aggressive
Feces Size: Medium
Egg: Carno Egg
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: Yes
Saddle: Carno Saddle (Lvl. 50)

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

Basic Info


  • Wild: Carnotaurus pressor is considered as a medium and big predator living on flat clear ground mostly, in which it can gain speed. Plus, it probably doesn’t worry about sprinting from bigger predators instead of battling
  • Domesticated: Carnotaurus plays a special role, it is kind of bigger and as quick as a Raptor, smaller but faster than a Tyrannosaurus
  • Known Information: Carnotaurus’s horns probably are utilized more for battling the Carnotauri than hunting, but this doesn’t mean the horns are not perilous. They can disembowel bigger prey. If the Tyrannosaurusis is called the “Lion” of the island, then Carnotaurus is considered as the “cheetah”. The actual risk of this creature is not capable of fleeing it when it sees you.
  • The real threat of a Carnotaurus is not being able to escape it once it sees you. If it weren’t for the long down-time of the creature after running, it might be one of the most balanced mounts.


They can assault anything within their sight, they have a quite big aggravation range. But they probably concentrate on the dinosaurs more than players.


ARK Survival Evolved: Carnotaurus
In-game appearance with a human for scale

The Carnotaurus is around twice the size of a Raptor. With the big head, long tail and diminutive arms, all of those features make it look like a small Rex, along wth two forward-facing horns on his head.

Color Scheme Body – Light Green, Grey, Tan, Red, Orange or Light Brown

Under Belly/Tail Stripes – Grey, Green, or Red

Back – Grey , White or Black


  • Raw Meat
  • Raw Prime Meat
  • Hide
  • Keratin

Base Stats and Growth

Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Health.png Health 420.0 +114.0
Stamina.pngStamina 300.0 +30.0
Oxygen.pngOxygen 150.0 +15
Food.png Food 2000.0 +250.6
Weight.png Weight 300.0 +12.3
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 37.0* +17.1%
Movement Speed.pngMovement Speed 100.0% +2.5%
Torpor.png Torpor 350.0 +21

*The absolute Base Damage is indicated here instead of the percentage (always 100% at Level 1).


Level 1 – Level 90


It takes you around 1 hour 30 minutes to 8 hours 15 minutes to domesticate a Carnotaurus, counting on the level of animal and your taming strategy.



• 200 – 1300 Narcoberry

• 40 – 250 Narcotic

Preferred Kibble

• 15-100 Kibble (Ankylo Egg)

Meat by Preference

High to Low

  • 14-100Kibble (Ankylo Egg)
  • 20-105 Raw Prime Meat
  • 28-147 Cooked Prime Meat & Prime Meat Jerky
  • 42-220 Raw Meat
  • 84-440 Cooked Meat Jerky

These are estimations, always have additional supplies!

For a customized count of resources needed, utilize this Taming Calculator by Choose your target animal & its level.

KO Strategy

You should look out if you confront with these creatures. They are strong enough to knock you out. The great way that you could use is a Scorpion and/or Tranquilizer Arrows. But if you don’t have those things, a Slingshot is the only left for you to perform trick. You should aim at the head to get better results.

  • 4 – 52 Tranquilizer Arrows if used properly.



  • Damage: This is a great base damage and wonderful at coming after the prey for short distances. (Level up in Damage, Stamina, and some Speed)
  • Transport: It has average endurance and can carry capacity well. You can use it for local and semi-local transport. (Level up in Weight, Speed, and Stamina)
  • Hunter: They are extremely good at collecting meat. (Level up in Damage, Speed, and Weight)


  • Raw Meat
  • Raw Prime Meat
  • Hide
  • Chitin
  • Keratin



  • The Carnotaurus that is described in the dossier has longer arms than the ones in the game, which has stubby forelimbs laying flush against the body. Some players assume that the author has been mistakenly draw it.
  • Base Damage for a Carnotaurus has been increased from 30 to 50 in patch v173.0
  • The name Carnotaurus is translated from Latin into “flesh-eating bull”.
  • The in-game speed of Carnotaurus is reasonable; there is a test of the flexibility of hip and tail structures of fossils which specifies that this creature probably have not been the quickest theropod. But they had diminutive expaxial muscles that needed the caudal ribs to bear ahead and interconnect with each other as well as the pelvis decreasing tail flexibility, turning into the tough Carnotaurus for making turns.

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