Release Version: Deluxe Edition

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAquatic
EraEarly Jurassic
FamilyPliosauridae
GenusAttenborosaurus

Size

Height (m)0.9
Length (m)6.4
Weight (kg)1,100

Rating

Base Appeal490
Appeal (Per $1MM)1113.6
Base Dominance85
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Attenborosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating5
Lifespan43 - 85
Resilience130
Attack67
Defence18
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance82
Poison Resistance150

Area Need

Open Space (m2)17200
Tuna4

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 1
Ideal Population0 - 15
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability50%
Dislikes
Disliked By
Likes
Liked By

None

Unlock requirements

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

Dig SitesFossil SizeFossil QuantityLocationsRequirements (Logistics)DurationCostScientists (Max)
Jurassic Coast B14Europe | UK | South Coast1007:00$1,120,0003
28
33

Synthesis

Eggs3 - 5
Requirements (Genetics)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:40
Cost$200,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration08:00
Cost$400,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Habituation6
Fitness-25
Lifespan-25
Nocturnal16
Resilience-50

Disease

ImmuneAlgae Poisoning
Bracken Poisoning
Foot And Mouth
Ivy Poisoning
SusceptibleNone

Description

Named after the esteemed British natural historian David Attenborough, Attenborosaurus is a genus of pliosaurid that grows up to 6.4m in length. Notable for its long neck and paddle-like limbs, this piscivorous marine reptile can move through the water at high speeds, catching prey with its long, sharp teeth.

Discovery

Attenborosaurus’ discovery is an interesting story; the first fossils were found in the United Kingdom in 1880 but were destroyed during the Second World War. Luckily, detailed plaster casts were made, allowing researchers to examine everything but the skin. Although the discovery was initially classified as another species of Plesiosaurus, analysis of the plaster casts confirmed that this was an entirely new genus. In 1993, American paleontologist Bob Bakker gave the genus its name, in honor of Attenborough’s life’s work.

Paleoecology

Attenborosaurus lived approximately 190-200 million years ago during the Early Jurassic period, and roamed the warm waters just off the south coast of the United Kingdom, existing on a diet of fish and other marine life.

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