Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyHadrosauridae
GenusCorythosaurus

Size

Height (m)3.1
Length (m)9
Weight (kg)4,000

Rating

Base Appeal59
Appeal (Per $1MM)330.1
Base Dominance50
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Corythosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating2
Lifespan51 - 101
Resilience130
Attack20
Defence30
Medical Dart Resistance82
Sedative Resistance82
Poison Resistance125

Area Need

Open Space (m2)5000
Water (m2)500
Ground Fiber (m2)2500

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group4 - 14
Ideal Population4 - 21
Comfort30% , 60% , 90%
Sociability85%
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)
Dinosaur Park Formation B11North America | Canada | Alberta504:00$200,0003
21
Lance Formation Site B12North America | USA | Wyoming604:00$400,0003
21
Scollard Formation A21North America | Canada | Alberta504:00$160,0003
32

Synthesis

Eggs2 - 6
Requirements (Genetics)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:50
Cost$82,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:30
Cost$165,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Thirst-25Thirsty
Sociability25Social
Habituation9Docile
Nocturnal4Nocturnal

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleAvian Influenza

Description

Named after the distinctive crest on the top of its head – Corythosaurus translates to ‘helmet lizard’ – this herbivorous Hadrosaurid lived around 75m years ago during the Late Cretaceous period. Corythosaurus weighed around four tons and grew up to 9m in length, making it one of the largest Hadrosaurids, with a bill-shaped snout and thousands of small teeth for chewing through tough vegetation.

Discovery

Corythosaurus was discovered in 1911 by renowned American paleontologist Barnum Brown, who unearthed a near-complete skeleton in Red Deer River, a city in Alberta, Canada. Brown – known as ‘Mr. Bones’ thanks to his stellar reputation in his field – also excavated a significant amount of skin, allowing him to understand more about the genus.

Paleoecology

Corythosaurus lived in the forests of North America, co-existing with other large herbivores including Parasaurolophus and Centrosaurus. Studies have shown that these dinosaurs all had different jaw structures, suggesting that they had separate diets that allowed them to live alongside one another without competing for food.

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