Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAquatic
EraLate Triassic
FamilyIchthyosauridae
GenusIchthyosaurus

Size

Height (m)1
Length (m)2
Weight (kg)163

Rating

Base Appeal117
Appeal (Per $1MM)880.9
Base Dominance35
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Ichthyosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating5
Lifespan40 - 79
Resilience130
Attack25
Defence10
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance35
Poison Resistance150

Area Need

Open Space (m2)7150
Tuna2

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group6 - 1
Ideal Population0 - 15
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability80%
Dislikes
  • Plesiosaurus
Disliked By
Likes

None

Liked By

Unlock requirements

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

Dig SitesFossil SizeFossil QuantityLocationsRequirements (Logistics)DurationCostScientists (Max)
Jurassic Coast B12Europe | UK | South Coast1007:00$1,120,0003
24

Synthesis

Eggs4 - 8
Requirements (Genetics)9
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:00
Cost$62,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)9
Scientists (Max)3
Duration06:00
Cost$125,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Appetite50Small Appetite
Tolerance-50Intolerant
Aggression-25Aggressive
Nocturnal12Nocturnal
Offence-25Weak

Disease

ImmuneAlgae Poisoning
Bracken Poisoning
Foot And Mouth
Ivy Poisoning
SusceptibleNone

Description

Ichthyosaurus is a small marine reptile, measuring around 2m in length – far smaller than other genera of ichthyosaurs, which can grow up to 25m. Its paddle-like limbs and streamlined body allow it to move at great speed through water, catching its prey in its long, thin snout. Ichthyosaurus is a piscivore, with a diet consisting mostly of fish and squid.

Discovery

Celebrated English paleontologist and fossil collector Mary Anning discovered Ichthyosaurus in 1811 along with her brother Joseph, when they uncovered a skeleton while digging for fossils in Lyme Regis, on the south coast of England. The remains were initially thought to be those of a crocodile – almost 200 years later, at the beginning of the 21st Century, advances in knowledge allowed Anning’s find to be classified as a new genus.

Paleoecology

Ichthyosaurus lived during the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic periods, around 120-220 million years ago. This genus lived in the ocean and did not venture onto land, swimming the seas of Europe and Asia – it even gave birth in water.

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