Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyCarcharodontosauridae
GenusGiganotosaurus

Size

Height (m)5.3
Length (m)15.5
Weight (kg)14,000

Rating

Base Appeal978
Appeal (Per $1MM)455.7
Base Dominance137
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Giganotosaurus
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Stats

Security Rating6
Lifespan33 - 65
Resilience130
Attack105
Defence32
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance158
Poison Resistance150

Area Need

Open Space (m2)8550
Forest (m2)2850
Water (m2)550
Prey10

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 15
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability-25%
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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)
Candeleros Formation17South America | Argentina | Neuquén Province1107:00$850,0003
25
34

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 2
Requirements (Genetics)11
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:40
Cost$858,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)11
Scientists (Max)3
Duration08:00
Cost$1,717,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Habituation2
Aggression-50
Lifespan25
Appetite-25
Nocturnal32
Tolerance-50

Disease

ImmuneBracken Poisoning
SusceptibleNone

Description

At around 14 tons in weight and 15m in length, Giganotosaurus is one of the largest theropods ever to have lived – its name translates to ‘giant southern lizard’, in reference to its large frame and its South American habitat. It has a similar appearance to the infamous Tyrannosaurus rex, with rows of long, serrated teeth and a powerful jaw for tearing into its prey.

Discovery

Giganotosaurus was discovered by amateur fossil collector Rubén D. Carolini in 1993 when he was searching for bones in Neuquén, Argentina. Carolini’s first find was a leg bone belonging to an unknown large theropod, which led to further exploration of the area – the following year, numerous related artefacts were excavated that confirmed that this was a new genus.

Paleoecology

Giganotosaurus was the apex predator of the Late Cretaceous period approximately 90-110m years ago and lived in southern Argentina alongside many other genera of dinosaurs. It fed on large herbivores of the period including Argentinosaurus, mainly attacking juveniles due to their smaller size.

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