Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Triassic
FamilyCoelophysidae
GenusCoelophysis

Size

Height (m)1.3
Length (m)3
Weight (kg)18

Rating

Base Appeal21
Appeal (Per $1MM)571.4
Base Dominance23
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Coelophysis
Median

Stats

Security Rating1
Lifespan45 - 89
Resilience130
Attack15
Defence8
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance30
Poison Resistance155

Area Need

Open Space (m2)2700
Forest (m2)550
Water (m2)250
Meat2

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group6 - 6
Ideal Population0 - 20
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability80%
Dislikes
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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)
Ghost Ranch14North America | USA | New Mexico404:00$340,0003
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Synthesis

Eggs6 - 10
Requirements (Genetics)4
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:40
Cost$17,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)4
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:00
Cost$35,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Appetite25Small Appetite
Resilience-25Sickly
Sociability25Social
Habituation6Docile
Nocturnal16Nocturnal
Skittish-25Skittish

Disease

ImmuneAlgae Poisoning
Ammonia Poisoning
Avian Pox
Avian Influenza
Bracken Poisoning
Campylobacter
Common Cold
Pneumonia
Common Cold (Recovering)
Cryptosporidiosis
E. Coli
Foot And Mouth
Infected Wound
Ivy Poisoning
Mycotoxins
Rabies
Rabies (Escalated)
Hookworms
Salmonella
Tapeworms
Ticks
Tuberculosis
Volcano Poisoning
SusceptibleNone

Description

The small theropod Coelophysis is one of the earliest dinosaurs to have walked the earth, dating back 190-225m years to the Triassic period. Its name translates to ‘hollow form’ in reference to its hollow leg bones, which allow it to reach speeds of up to 25mph thanks to its light frame. Coelophysis is a carnivore and uses its sharp teeth and talons to catch its prey.

Discovery

Coelophysis was discovered in 1881 by amateur dinosaur enthusiast David Baldwin in New Mexico, although it wasn’t officially named until it was studied by expert Edward Drinker Cope in 1889. The first fossils found were of very poor quality, and it wasn’t until 1947 that Coelophysis was fully understood, when a large number of bones were found near to the original discovery site.

Paleoecology

Coelophysis fossils have been found across the world, from North America to the South of Africa and China. It co-existed with many other dinosaurs and reptiles in dry environments, feeding on small crocodiles and insects as well as scavenging on the carcasses of other dinosaurs.

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