|Lifespan||28 - 56|
|Medical Dart Resistance||158|
Unlocked by retrieving the fossil from one of the following dig sites:
|Dig Sites||Fossil Size||Fossil Quantity||Locations||Requirements (Logistics)||Duration||Cost||Scientists (Max)|
|Isle of Wight||1||2||Europe | UK | South Coast||5||04:00||$240,000||3|
|Smokejack Clay Pit||1||2||Europe | UK | Surrey||6||04:00||$270,000||3|
|Eggs||1 - 5|
|Genetic Mods (Max)||5|
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.
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).
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.