Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAerial
EraEarly Jurassic
FamilyDimorphodontinae
GenusDimorphodon

Size

Height (m)1
Length (m)1
Weight (kg)2

Rating

Base Appeal98
Appeal (Per $1MM)489.0
Base Dominance34
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Dimorphodon
Median

Stats

Security Rating2
Lifespan35 - 70
Resilience130
Attack20
Defence14
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance25
Poison Resistance155

Area Need

Open Space (m2)800
Sand (m2)400
Water (m2)800
Fish3

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 6
Ideal Population0 - 20
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability75%
Dislikes

None

Disliked By

None

Likes

None

Liked By

None

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by retrieving the fossil from one of the following dig sites:

Dig SitesFossil SizeFossil QuantityLocationsRequirements (Logistics)DurationCostScientists (Max)
Jurassic Coast A18Europe | UK | South Coast604:00$380,0003
21

Synthesis

Eggs3 - 6
Requirements (Genetics)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:00
Cost$92,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:00
Cost$185,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Habituation8
Lifespan-25
Nocturnal8
Resilience25

Disease

ImmuneFoot And Mouth
SusceptibleNone

Description

The pterosaur Dimorphodon is notable for the size of its head, which is much bigger than found in similar pterosaurs such as Pterodactylus. Its name translates to ‘two-form tooth’, in reference to the two sets of teeth it has, while Dimorphodon is one of the smaller species of pterosaur, weighing just a few kilograms and with a wingspan of around 1.5m.

Discovery

This genus was discovered by paleontologist and fossil collector Mary Anning in Dorset, on the south coast of the United Kingdom, in 1828. It was initially classified as a new species of Pterodactylus, but in 1858 Anning’s discovery, then known as Pterodactylus macronyx, was officially classified as a new genus, Dimorphodon.

Paleoecology

Dimorphodon lived during the Early Jurassic period, around 190-200m years ago. It lived along the coasts of Europe and was a piscivore, roaming nearby forests to hunt for insects and small animals – although it may also have fed on carrion when it couldn’t find any prey.

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