Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Jurassic
FamilyStegosauria
GenusGigantspinosaurus

Size

Height (m)3
Length (m)7.7
Weight (kg)700

Rating

Base Appeal92
Appeal (Per $1MM)485.3
Base Dominance88
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Gigantspinosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating2
Lifespan41 - 82
Resilience130
Attack62
Defence26
Medical Dart Resistance106
Sedative Resistance106
Poison Resistance100

Area Need

Forest (m2)1400
Water (m2)300
Ground Leaf (m2)2750

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group2 - 6
Ideal Population1 - 16
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability40%
Dislikes
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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)
Ziliujing Formation B15Asia | China | Dashanpu607:00$850,0003
24
33

Synthesis

Eggs2 - 6
Requirements (Genetics)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:15
Cost$87,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:45
Cost$175,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Habituation8.5
Lifespan-25
Nocturnal6
Sociability-25

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Gigantspinosaurus is a genus of herbivorous dinosaur notable for the large spines on its shoulders, which help to protect it from predators – in fact, its name translates to ‘giant-spined lizard’. It is part of the stegosaur family, weighing around 700kg and growing up to 7.7m in length with a strong jaw that helps it to chew the plants and shrubs it feeds on.

Discovery

The first Gigantspinosaurus discovery took place in Pengtang, China in 1985, when paleontologist Ouyang Hui unearthed a partial skeleton featuring a lower jaw, tail and feet, as well as some skin impressions. The bones were initially thought to be that of a Tuojiangosaurus but following the excavation of a second Gigantspinosaurus specimen from Fuquan the previous year, it was finally classified as a new genus in 2006.

Paleoecology

Gigantspinosaurus existed during the Late Jurassic period around 160m years ago, with the fossil discovery locations suggesting that it preferred a wet environment with plenty of vegetation. It lived alongside many other dinosaurs, including its relative the stegosaur family, Chungkingosaurus.

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