Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraEarly Jurassic
FamilyDilophosauridae
GenusDilophosaurus

Size

Height (m)1.6
Length (m)3
Weight (kg)300

Rating

Base Appeal99
Appeal (Per $1MM)332.8
Base Dominance62
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Dilophosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating5
Lifespan37 - 74
Resilience130
Attack47
Defence15
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance60
Poison Resistance155

Area Need

Open Space (m2)3550
Forest (m2)3550
Water (m2)350
Prey4

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 6
Ideal Population0 - 20
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability80%
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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)
Kayenta Formation13North America | USA | Utah302:30$95,0003
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32

Synthesis

Eggs3 - 8
Requirements (Genetics)3
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:20
Cost$140,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)3
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:00
Cost$280,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)4
Resilience-25Sickly
Sociability25Social
Habituation8Docile
Nocturnal8Nocturnal
Fitness50Fit

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Dilophosaurus is a genus of large carnivorous theropod, averaging around 3m in length and 300kg in weight. It gets its name – which translates to ‘two-crested lizard’ - from the distinctive crests that sit atop its head, which are used to attract mates for reproduction. Dilophosaurus’ slender build means it can move at high speeds, while its powerful jaw allows it to keep hold of prey as it struggles to escape.

Discovery

The first Dilophosaurus fossils were discovered by American paleontologist Charles L. Camp in Arizona in 1940. For many years the genus was misclassified as a Megalosaurus - it wasn’t until 1970 that fellow dinosaur expert Samuel P. Welles declared it a new genus after realizing remains that had been wrongly described as cheek bones were in fact crests – a feature that had not previously been found in a theropod.

Paleoecology

Dilophosaurus inhabited the western states of North America during the Early Jurassic period, around 190m years ago. As one of the biggest carnivores of its environment, Dilophosaurus is likely to have preyed on large herbivores – although it may also have eaten fish and small reptiles.

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