Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyPachycephalosauridae
GenusDracorex

Size

Height (m)1.5
Length (m)3.5
Weight (kg)600

Rating

Base Appeal51
Appeal (Per $1MM)246.2
Base Dominance59
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Dracorex
Median

Stats

Security Rating3
Lifespan42 - 84
Resilience130
Attack43
Defence16
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance60
Poison Resistance115

Area Need

Water (m2)550
Ground Leaf (m2)2700
Ground Nut (m2)1350

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 6
Ideal Population3 - 10
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability90%
Dislikes
Disliked By
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)
Frenchman Formation A13North America | Canada | Saskatchewan404:00$85,0003
31
Hell Creek Formation A14North America | USA | Montana404:00$100,0003
22
31

Synthesis

Eggs3 - 8
Requirements (Genetics)2
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:15
Cost$97,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)2
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:45
Cost$195,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)4
Sociability50Social
Habituation9.5Docile
Nocturnal2Nocturnal

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Dracorex – full name Dracorexis hogwartsia – is a herbivore from the pachycephalosaur family and is notable for its large horns and ridged skull. In fact, this dinosaur’s appearance gives a clue to its name; the English translation of Dracorex is ‘Dragon King’. Dracorex was approximately 3.5m in length and weighed in at over 1,300lbs, with an armored skull that protected it from predators.

Discovery

This dinosaur was first discovered in South Dakota’s Hell Creek formation in 2004, when three amateur paleontologists dug up a partial skull and other small fragments of bone. The trio donated the fossils to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, where it was officially named following a poll of children who visited the exhibition.

Paleoecology

Dracorex lived in North America during the late Cretaceous Period approximately 65-70 million years ago, alongside other species of dinosaur including Ankylosaurus, Edmontosaurus and Pachycephalosaurus.

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