Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyAnkylosauridae
GenusCrichtonsaurus

Size

Height (m)2.3
Length (m)7
Weight (kg)454

Rating

Base Appeal119
Appeal (Per $1MM)423.1
Base Dominance83
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Crichtonsaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating2
Lifespan34 - 68
Resilience130
Attack44
Defence39
Medical Dart Resistance106
Sedative Resistance60
Poison Resistance100

Area Need

Open Space (m2)350
Water (m2)50
Ground Fruit (m2)350
Ground Leaf (m2)350
Ground Nut (m2)350

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 6
Ideal Population1 - 16
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability20%
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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)
Yuliangze Formation17Asia | China | Heilongjiang707:00$1,400,0003
25
34

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 4
Requirements (Genetics)7
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:40
Cost$125,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)7
Scientists (Max)3
Duration05:00
Cost$250,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Habituation8
Defence25
Humility-50
Nocturnal8
Skittish-25
Sociability-50

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

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.

Discovery

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.

Paleoecology

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.

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