Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyCarcharodontosauridae
GenusCarcharodontosaurus

Size

Height (m)5.3
Length (m)15
Weight (kg)10,500

Rating

Base Appeal930
Appeal (Per $1MM)425.1
Base Dominance137
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Carcharodontosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating6
Lifespan33 - 66
Resilience130
Attack102
Defence35
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance158
Poison Resistance150

Area Need

Open Space (m2)4550
Forest (m2)4550
Water (m2)350
Prey10

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group2 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 15
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability-50%
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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)
Bahariya Formation22Africa | Egypt | Gebel El-Dist1308:30$2,000,0003
31
Kem Kem Beds23Africa | Morocco | Ksar-es-Souk1107:00$850,0003
33

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 2
Requirements (Genetics)11
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:40
Cost$875,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)11
Scientists (Max)3
Duration08:00
Cost$1,750,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Appetite-50Large Appetite
Tolerance-50Intolerant
Habituation2Docile
Aggression-25Aggressive
Nocturnal32Nocturnal
Fitness25Fit

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Carcharodontosaurus is a carnivorous theropod dinosaur that existed during the Late-Cretaceous Period, around 95-100 million years ago. At around 15m in length, Carcharodontosaurus is one of the largest theropods, and gets its name – which translates to ‘jagged teeth lizard’ - from its teeth, which can grow up to eight inches.

Discovery

This genus was formally discovered in 1925 by Charles Depéret and Justin Savornin, following the excavation of two teeth at the Continental intercalaire formation in Algeria the previous year. In 1931, German paleontologist Ernst Stromer matched the teeth to a partial skull and other bones unearthed in 1914 and, though these artefacts were destroyed during World War II, further fossils have since been found that relate to the original 1914 discovery.

Paleoecology

Carcharodontosaurus lived in the hot and humid climate of North Africa, fighting for territory near rivers and lakes with other large dinosaurs including Spinosaurus. Its enormous size meant that it would hunt across vast distances in search of food, preying upon smaller dinosaurs like Ouranosaurus.

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