Ceratosaurus modernus (name meaning "modern horn lizard") is a species of medium-sized carnivorous theropod dinosaur that originally lived in the Late Jurassic period (Kimmeridgian to Tithonian) in what is now North America, and possibly Africa and Europe, but has since been brought back from extinction by SciiFii and now lives in the Carnivores of the Jurassic section of Cretaceous Park. Ceratosaurus modernus is normally around 5.3 metres (17 feet) or 5.69 metres (18.7 feet) long, but some individuals like Big Carl were larger, at around 7 metres (23 feet) long, and some of these individuals are still alive today. Ceratosaurus modernus is characterized by deep jaws that supports proportionally very long, blade-like teeth, a prominent, ridge-like horn on the midline of the snout, and a pair of horns over the eyes. The forelimbs are very short, but remained fully functional; the hand has four fingers. The tail is deep from top to bottom. A row of small osteoderms (skin bones) is present down the middle of the neck, back, and tail. Additional osteoderms are present at some positions on the animal's body in some individual Ceratosaurus modernus. Ceratosaurus modernus mainly feeds on large animals (as big as an elephant or smaller), although it also hunts aquatic prey such as fish. The nasal horn is used solely for display to either attract mates or to intimidate rivals, either their species or other carnivores. The eggs of Ceratosaurus modernus are laid around 3-4 months after mating seasons, the eggs then hatch around 2-3 months after that, and the hatchlings are cared for by their mothers until they are almost fully grown, when they must fend for themselves.
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