Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraEarly Cretaceous
FamilyCarcharodontosauridae
GenusAcrocanthosaurus

Size

Height (m)4.8
Length (m)12
Weight (kg)7,000

Rating

Base Appeal1016
Appeal (Per $1MM)372.2
Base Dominance135
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Acrocanthosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating6
Lifespan34 - 68
Resilience130
Attack101
Defence34
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance158
Poison Resistance150

Area Need

Open Space (m2)9500
Forest (m2)9500
Water (m2)950
Prey10

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 15
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability-25%
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Likes
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Unlock requirements

Unlocked by retrieving the fossil from one of the following dig sites:

Dig SitesFossil SizeFossil QuantityLocationsRequirements (Logistics)DurationCostScientists (Max)
Antlers Formation22North America | USA | Oklahoma1107:00$850,0003
32
Twin Mountains Formation23North America | USA | Texas1107:00$1,100,0003
32

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 1
Requirements (Genetics)11
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:40
Cost$910,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)11
Scientists (Max)3
Duration08:00
Cost$1,820,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Habituation2
Aggression-50
Appetite-75
Nocturnal32
Offence50
Thirst25
Tolerance-50

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

At around 12m in length and more than six tons in weight, Acrocanthosaurus is one of the largest theropods and dates back to the Early Cretaceous period. This carnivorous dinosaur gets its name – which translates to ‘high-spined lizard’ – from the elongated spines running the length of its neck and back, while its sharp teeth and powerful jaw make it a fearsome predator comparable to the much more well-known Tyrannosaurus rex.

Discovery

Acrocanthosaurus was officially discovered in 1950 by J. Willis Stovall and Wann Langston Junior in Atoka County, Oklahoma, when the two paleontologists dug up skeleton fragments including part of a skull. In the following decades there was little consensus on how to classify Acrocanthosaurus, and at various times it was believed to be a species of Allosaurus, Spinosaurus and Megalosaurus - but it is now considered part of the Carcharodontosaurus family.

Paleoecology

Fossil findings have confirmed that Acrocanthosaurus lived approximately 110-125 million years ago in the Southern states of the USA, most notably Texas, Oklahoma and Wyoming. Acrocanthosaurus was the apex predator of its time, with a diet consisting of other dinosaurs including Hadrosaurus, Tenontosaurus and Sauropods.

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