Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraEarly Cretaceous
FamilySpinosauridae
GenusBaryonyx

Size

Height (m)2.6
Length (m)9.3
Weight (kg)1,700

Rating

Base Appeal326
Appeal (Per $1MM)329.3
Base Dominance107
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Baryonyx
Median

Stats

Security Rating4
Lifespan28 - 56
Resilience130
Attack79
Defence28
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance106
Poison Resistance150

Area Need

Rock (m2)1500
Forest (m2)3600
Water (m2)3000
Fish5

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 15
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability60%
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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)
Isle of Wight12Europe | UK | South Coast504:00$240,0003
21
31
Smokejack Clay Pit12Europe | UK | Surrey604:00$270,0003
22
32

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 5
Requirements (Genetics)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:00
Cost$450,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:00
Cost$900,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Habituation8
Aggression-50
Fitness25
Lifespan50
Nocturnal8
Thirst-25

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

The large theropod Baryonyx can grow up to 10m in length and is notable for its crocodile-like jaws. Baryonyx is primarily a piscivore – although it lives on land, it can grab fish out of rivers with its long claws, and swim in shallow waters to catch prey with its long, serrated teeth. It is believed that Baryonyx is also a scavenger, feeding on the carcasses of smaller dinosaurs on land.

Discovery

Baryonyx – translated to ‘heavy claw’ - was discovered in 1983 by an amateur fossil collector from the United Kingdom named William J. Walker, while surveying the clay pits of modern-day Surrey. His initial discovery consisted of a giant claw as well as some other bones, and further investigation unearthed a near-complete Baryonyx skeleton (now housed in the Natural History Museum in London).

Paleoecology

Baryonyx lived in the Early Cretaceous period, around 125m years ago, co-existed with other dinosaurs including Polocanthus, Iguanodon and Valdosaurus in parts of northern Europe and Africa. Baryonyx’s mainly fish-based diet suggests it preferred to live close to shallow water, roaming near rivers and marshes.

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