Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Jurassic
FamilyCeratosauridae
GenusCeratosaurus

Size

Height (m)2
Length (m)7
Weight (kg)700

Rating

Base Appeal201
Appeal (Per $1MM)324.8
Base Dominance110
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Ceratosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating5
Lifespan36 - 72
Resilience130
Attack85
Defence25
Medical Dart Resistance106
Sedative Resistance106
Poison Resistance100

Area Need

Open Space (m2)5300
Forest (m2)2650
Water (m2)550
Prey5

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 3
Ideal Population0 - 20
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)
Lourinhã Formation A22Europe | Portugal | Lourinhã202:30$80,0003
32
Morrison Formation A11North America | USA | Colorado502:30$80,0003
21

Synthesis

Eggs2 - 4
Requirements (Genetics)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:30
Cost$275,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:30
Cost$550,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)4
Habituation8
Fitness25
Humility25
Nocturnal8

Disease

ImmuneBracken Poisoning
SusceptibleNone

Description

At around 6m in length and just under one ton in weight, Ceratosaurus is an average-sized theropod from the Late Jurassic period. This carnivore is best known for the large horn on its snout and two further horns above its eyes, which gave rise to its name – Ceratosaurus translates to ‘horned lizard’.

Discovery

The first discovery of Ceratosaurus came in 1883, when Marshall Parker Felch dug up a near-complete skeleton in Cañon City, Colorado – one of many dinosaurs found in the area around this time. Further Ceratosaurus remains have been found across North America, with some fossils unearthed as far away as Portugal and Tanzania.

Paleoecology

Ceratosaurus lived in North America around 150m years ago and co-existed with larger dinosaurs including Apatosaurus and the fearsome apex predator Allosaurus. As a carnivore further down the food chain, Ceratosaurus kept clear of larger dinosaurs, prowling the forests for smaller herbivores to prey upon.

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