Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyAnkylosauridae
GenusAnkylosaurus

Size

Height (m)3.6
Length (m)9.6
Weight (kg)8,000

Rating

Base Appeal233
Appeal (Per $1MM)570.6
Base Dominance97
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Ankylosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating6
Lifespan32 - 64
Resilience130
Attack47
Defence50
Medical Dart Resistance76
Sedative Resistance90
Poison Resistance100

Area Need

Open Space (m2)1950
Water (m2)200
Ground Fruit (m2)1950
Ground Leaf (m2)1950

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 4
Ideal Population0 - 8
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability20%
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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)
Lance Formation Site C16North America | USA | Wyoming1308:30$2,160,0003
23
31
Scollard Formation B12North America | Canada | Alberta1008:30$1,600,0003
22
32

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 3
Requirements (Genetics)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:05
Cost$175,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration06:15
Cost$350,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)8
Habituation7.5
Defence25
Humility-50
Nocturnal10
Skittish-50
Sociability-75

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleCryptosporidiosis

Description

Famed for its clubbed tail and the armor plates that cover its back, Ankylosaurus is a genus of Ankylosaurus that lived around 70m years ago during the Late Cretaceous period. Ankylosaurus’ protective osteoderms and robust build – the average specimen weighs 8 tons and is 9.6m in length - defend it from predators such as Tyrannosaurus rex, while its large stomach digested up to 60kg of ferns and shrubs every day.

Discovery

Ankylosaurus was discovered in the Hell Creek Formation, Montana by Barnum Brown, four years after the famous paleontologist, known as ‘Mr. Bones’, had discovered Tyrannosaur rex. The first fossils found were a collection of bones including two teeth and a skull fragment, although Brown actually unearthed numerous osteoderms in 1900, but incorrectly attributed them to Tyrannosaurus. Further Ankylosaurus fossils were found in Canada in 1910, including a complete skull.

Paleoecology

Ankylosaurus lived in Canada and the western United States, which had a warm, humid climate at that time, and preferred to stay close to rivers, forests and wetlands, allowing them to cool off during hotter periods.

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