Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAquatic
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyElasmosauridae
GenusElasmosaurus

Size

Height (m)1
Length (m)10
Weight (kg)9,000

Rating

Base Appeal403
Appeal (Per $1MM)812.8
Base Dominance102
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Elasmosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating5
Lifespan40 - 80
Resilience130
Attack82
Defence20
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance82
Poison Resistance150

Area Need

Open Space (m2)17200
Tuna4

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group2 - 1
Ideal Population0 - 15
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability70%
Dislikes
Disliked By
Likes
Liked By

None

Unlock requirements

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

Dig SitesFossil SizeFossil QuantityLocationsRequirements (Logistics)DurationCostScientists (Max)
Pierre Shale23North America | USA | Montana1007:00$960,0003
32
15

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 3
Requirements (Genetics)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:40
Cost$212,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration08:00
Cost$425,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Aggression-25
Defence-25
Humility-25
Appetite-25
Nocturnal16

Disease

ImmuneAlgae Poisoning
Bracken Poisoning
Foot And Mouth
Ivy Poisoning
SusceptibleNone

Description

The carnivorous plesiosaur Elasmosaurus is easily recognizable thanks to its extended neck, which can grow up to 10m in length – roughly double the length of the rest of its body. Elasmosaurus’ streamlined body and paddle-shaped limbs allow it to swim quickly in search of fish and small reptiles to eat, grabbing prey with its long, sharp teeth. Its name translates to ‘thin-plate reptile’, referring to the plate-like bones in its chest and pelvis.

Discovery

Elasmosaurus was discovered by army doctor Theophilus Hunt Turner and army scout William Comstock in 1867, while studying rock formations near their base at Fort Wallace, Kansas. The amateur pair unearthed three large fossils and passed them on to paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope, who soon confirmed that it was a new genus of plesiosaur.

Paleoecology

Elasmosaurus existed in North America during the Late Cretaceous period, around 80m years ago. It swam the Western Interior Seaway, living alongside other marine reptiles and many species of fish, cephalopods and turtles.

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