Ceratosaurus is a ceratosaurid from the late Kimmeridgian and early Tithonian faunal stages of the Late Jurassic epoch.
Ceratosaurus was a medium sized carnivore that preyed on small dinosaurs like Dryosaurus, as well as fish, crocodiles and other small and mid-sized animals.
Ceratosaurus had a large skull with large teeth, as well as short but powerful front limbs. It likely used the head as it's main weapon, as the front limbs are too small for full combat use.
One of Ceratosaurus' most distinct features was the nasal crest from which the name derives; most paleontologists agree that it would have been for display, meaning the crest would probably have been brightly colored in life.
Similar to it's relative Carnotaurus, Ceratosaurus had a row of osteoderms running down it's back; given their blunt shape and position, they were likely display or species recognition tools, and not armor or weapons. The tail of Ceratosaurus comprised about half of the body's total length and was thin and flexible with high vertebral spines.
Ceratosaurus was found in the Morrison Formation of North America and the Lourinhã Formation of Portugal and possibly the Tendaguru Formation of Tanzania. It's relatives include Genyodectes, Elaphrosaurus, the abelisaurs Majungasaurus, Rugops, and Carnotaurus. While most theropods at the time had only three fingers on each hand, Ceratosaurus retained the ancestral fourth digit.
In The Isle
Ceratosaurus is a medium sized carnivore that hunts Dryosaurus, Velociraptor, and other small dinosaurs in The Isle. While it is strong enough to face small dinosaurs, it must face larger prey items in pairs or packs. Its also best to scavenge if there is nothing to hunt but be careful not to become a meal yourself as larger carnivores such as Allosaurus and Suchomimus as they can easily out run you.
- The original default skin was based off the Ceratosaurus from Jurassic Fight Club.
- Based off the Diabloceratops dossier, Ceratosaurus hunts Diabloceratops in packs due to the weight class of Diabloceratops being big for its size.
- Ceratosaurus is currently confirmed to be going into Survival but its role is currently unknown.