Male, female and baby Ceratosaurus.
Male, female and baby Ceratosaurus.
Basic Information
Real Creature.png Real Creature

Ceratosaurus nasicornis

Nature.png Nature

Hostile unless happy

Health Points.png Health Points

Adult: 50 50hearts.png

Infant: 8 (8hearts.png)

Attack Damage.png Attack Damage

10 (10hearts.png)

Hunger Points.png Hunger Points

100 100hunger.png

Breaks Blocks.png Breaks Blocks



Grid Raw Dinosaur Meat 2.png Raw Meat

Grid Ceratosaurus Skull.png Skull

Grid Leg Bone.png Leg bone

Grid Arm Bone.png Arm bone

Grid Theropod Foot.png Foot

Grid Ribcage (Bone).png Ribcage

Grid Vertebrae.png Vertebrae

Grid Ceratosaurus Horn.png Horn

Modeled By Bluestreak52
First appearances


8.0.4 UPDATE

Ceratosaurus (sir-At-a-sawr-us, meaning "Horned Lizard") is a small to medium-sized carnivorous prehistoric creature from Late Jurassic North America and Europe that was added in the 7.2 Build. Unlike most other smaller carnivores, they are diurnal (meaning active during the day) instead of nocturnal. They are roughly 1.5 blocks tall at the hips, and 5 blocks long, males and females are the same size, and males have a lighter colored head than the females. Newborns are about 0.2 blocks tall, and are adults in 10 Minecraft days. They can be given essence of chicken to grow faster at the cost of hunger.

Ceratosaurus, like almost all other mobs, has a mood that can drop or be raised through various means. Having a low mood means it may attack or avoid you, having a high mood will make it passive. Untamed Ceratosaurus require a high mood to not attack on sight. Right-click it with a Dinopedia to see its current mood.

A fossil version of the Ceratosaurus can be created by right-clicking a bio-fossil on the ground, which will create a random skeleton of a prehistoric creature with a small chance of it being a Ceratosaurus.

Like most other mobs in the mod, they do not spawn naturally in the world and must be created by the player through the culture vat. As they are dinosaurs, they hatch from large eggs that need to be warmed by torches.


A male and female ceratosaurus sleeping next to a skull lantern

Ceratosaurus is a fast-moving carnivore that, due to their size, are both a source of prey to much larger animals, and a predator to smaller animals. They have no special attack, and cannot break through blocks weaker than iron, though are still capable of killing the player due to their speed.

Their predators include: Allosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Mosasaurus, Sarcosuchus, Spinosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus. Their prey includes: all vanilla animals, Arthropleura, Citipati, Compsognathus, Deinonychus, dodo, Dryosaurus, Edaphosaurus, Gallimimus, Henodus, Ornitholestes, quagga, Smilodon, and Velociraptor. They will target baby animals of any species as well, though they will often fail if the parent is nearby. They are also hostile to zombies, but will not eat rotten flesh.

Ceratosaurus will interact with scratching posts, tethered logs, and will chase toy balls, bringing up their mood significantly. They are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day and will sleep at night.

Adult Ceratosaurus can breed and lay eggs every five minutes as if there is a male and female present. The breeding probability is handled by how many individuals are nearby.


Ceratosaurus is tameable and rideable. To tame a Ceratosaurus, you need to stay within 6 blocks of the egg when it hatches. If this opportunity is missed, you must either hand-feed it, or tame it with a whip. They can be ordered with a bone.


An adult Ceratosaurus is rideable when tamed. They are ridden by right-clicking on one with a whip. They are controlled the same way as a horse. They are generally slow when riding.


Ceratosaurus is a self-sufficient carnivore that will automatically hunt the aforementioned animals. They can also be hand-fed any kind of meat, mod or vanilla, except rotten flesh, fish and eggs. They will also eat from feeders that have meat in them.


Ceratosaurus Idle 1
Ceratosaurus Idle 2
Ceratosaurus Hurt
Ceratosaurus Death

Note: Ceratosaurus uses the same hurt and death sounds as Allosaurus.



Defense Points.pngFire Ball.pngAllosaurusDefense Points.pngAnkylosaurusDefense Points.pngBrachiosaurusDefense Points.pngCeratosaurus
CitipatiCompsognathusDeinonychusDilophosaurusDefense Points.pngDiplodocusDryosaurusGallimimusOrnitholestesPachycephalosaurusDefense Points.pngParasaurolophusDefense Points.pngFire Ball.pngSpinosaurusDefense Points.pngStegosaurusDefense Points.pngTherizinosaurusDefense Points.pngTriceratopsDefense Points.pngFire Ball.pngTyrannosaurusVelociraptor

Aquatic Creatures

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Defense Points.pngLiopleurodonDefense Points.pngFire Ball.pngMegalodonMegalograptusDefense Points.pngFire Ball.pngMosasaurusNautilus




Defense Points.pngElasmotheriumDefense Points.pngMammothDefense Points.pngMegalocerosPlatybelodonSmilodonQuagga



Land Reptiles and Proto-mammals

Fire Ball.pngMegalaniaDefense Points.pngFire Ball.pngSarcosuchusEdaphosaurus






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Carnivores appear in red. Herbivores appear in green. Omnivores appear in light blue. Piscivores appear in dark blue. Enemies/misc appear in brown. Defense Points.png means the creature can break blocks. Fire Ball.png means the creature is an apex predator/boss.
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