Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyTyrannosauridae
GenusAlbertosaurus

Size

Height (m)3.3
Length (m)9.5
Weight (kg)4,000

Rating

Base Appeal470
Appeal (Per $1MM)335.7
Base Dominance125
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Albertosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating5
Lifespan33 - 66
Resilience130
Attack94
Defence31
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance106
Poison Resistance150

Area Need

Open Space (m2)6500
Rock (m2)1000
Sand (m2)800
Water (m2)1000
Prey5

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 15
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability60%
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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)
Horseshoe Canyon Formation B14North America | Canada | Alberta1007:00$800,0003
23
33

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 3
Requirements (Genetics)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:00
Cost$600,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration06:00
Cost$1,200,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Habituation4
Aggression-50
Fitness25
Humility-50
Nocturnal24
Offence25

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

A relative of the infamous Tyrannosaurus rex, Albertosaurus is a carnivorous theropod from the Late Cretaceous period. Believed to have been the apex predator of its time, Albertosaurus’ rows of razor-sharp teeth make light work of the smaller, herbivorous dinosaurs it preys on, while its sheer size – approximately 9.5m long and weighing around 4 tons – ensure other predators steer clear.

Discovery

Albertosaurus’ name is derived from the location of its earliest discoveries – Alberta’s Horseshoe Canyon Formation. In 1884 a partial skull was excavated by geologist Joseph B. Tyrrell, and five years later his colleague Thomas Chesmer Weston found another, although the fossils were originally classified as being part of the existing Laelaps incrassatus species. It was finally established as a new species and named in 1905, by American paleontologist Henry Fairfield Osborn.

Paleoecology

Further discoveries along the floodplains of Horseshoe Canyon have led researchers to believe that Albertosaurus lived approximately 70 million years ago, living alongside a wide array of other dinosaurs including Saurolophus, Edmontosaurus and Troodon.

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