Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraEarly Jurassic
FamilyTetanurae
GenusCryolophosaurus

Size

Height (m)2
Length (m)7
Weight (kg)500

Rating

Base Appeal335
Appeal (Per $1MM)229.1
Base Dominance94
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Cryolophosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating4
Lifespan35 - 70
Resilience130
Attack65
Defence29
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance106
Poison Resistance150

Area Need

Open Space (m2)4900
Forest (m2)1600
Water (m2)500
Prey5

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 15
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability60%
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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)
Hanson Formation14Antarctica | Antarctica | Mount Kirkpatrick1004:00$340,0003
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33

Synthesis

Eggs2 - 4
Requirements (Genetics)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:00
Cost$650,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration06:00
Cost$1,300,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Appetite-25Large Appetite
Resilience25Resilient
Tolerance-25Intolerant
Habituation4Docile
Aggression-25Aggressive
Nocturnal24Nocturnal

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Cryolophosaurus is one of the largest theropods ever to have existed, measuring around 7m in length and half a ton in weight. It was one of the first carnivorous dinosaurs, feeding on smaller dinosaurs and mammals. The name Cryolophosaurus, which translates to ‘frozen crested lizard’, is a reference to the striking crest on its head and the cold climate of its habitat, Antarctica.

Discovery

This genus was discovered in 1990 by American paleontologist William R. Hammer while on an expedition to Antarctica. Hammer unearthed a femur and a skull from a quarry, noting that the unique head crest must mean that it was a new genus – a belief that was confirmed when the find was officially classified in 1994.

Paleoecology

Although Antarctica is one of the coldest places on earth nowadays, during Cryolophosaurus’ existence – during the Early Jurassic period, around 170m years ago - it had a cool climate that rarely reached freezing temperatures. Cryolophosaurus lived alongside only one other known genus of dinosaur, the sauropodomorph Glacialisaurus, although other reptiles and mammals shared the environment.

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