|Lifespan||34 - 68|
|Medical Dart Resistance||106|
|Open Space (m2)||350|
|Ground Fruit (m2)||350|
|Ground Leaf (m2)||350|
|Ground Nut (m2)||350|
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)|
|Yuliangze Formation||1||7||Asia | China | Heilongjiang||7||07:00||$1,400,000||3|
|Eggs||1 - 4|
|Genetic Mods (Max)||7|
Crichtonsaurus is a genus of ankylosaurid that looks like its more famous relative Ankylosaurus, only much smaller – this dinosaur weighs around 500kg and is approximately 7m in length. Named after the famous author Michael Crichton, the herbivorous Crichtonsaurus is notable for the thick plates on its back and powerful club on the end of its tail that protect it from larger predators.
The first Crichtonsaurus remains were discovered by Chinese paleontologist Dong Zhiming in 1999, when he found parts of a jawbone in the Sunjiawan Formation, Liaoning Province. Further related specimens were subsequently discovered nearby, although there is some disagreement over the exact classification of this genus.
Crichtonsaurus lived in China during the Late Cretaceous period, around 95m years ago. At a height of just over 2m, it fed on low-lying vegetation in forests and surrounding grasslands. It tended to stay away from other species of dinosaur, preferring to live in small herds.