Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAquatic
EraLate Jurassic
FamilyPliosauridae
GenusLiopleurodon

Size

Height (m)1
Length (m)7
Weight (kg)2,500

Rating

Base Appeal373
Appeal (Per $1MM)753.5
Base Dominance103
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Liopleurodon
Median

Stats

Security Rating5
Lifespan41 - 82
Resilience130
Attack79
Defence24
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance82
Poison Resistance150

Area Need

Open Space (m2)17200
Tuna5

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group4 - 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)
Oxford Clay13Europe | UK | Weymouth705:30$600,0003
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32

Synthesis

Eggs3 - 5
Requirements (Genetics)9
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:00
Cost$225,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)9
Scientists (Max)3
Duration06:00
Cost$450,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Appetite-25Large Appetite
Nocturnal12Nocturnal
Defence-25Vulnerable

Disease

ImmuneAlgae Poisoning
Bracken Poisoning
Foot And Mouth
Ivy Poisoning
SusceptibleNone

Description

A genus of the Pliosauridae, the notorious Liopleurodon is one of the largest marine reptiles. Its name means ‘smooth-sided teeth’, and this fearsome apex predator patrolled the oceans of the Mid-Late Jurassic Period using its rows of sharp teeth and powerful jaws to prey on other giant reptiles of the period. Liopleurodon’s hunting efforts are aided by a strong sense of smell that allows it to locate its targets, while its large fins propel the reptile across seas at high speed.

Discovery

The first Liopleurodon fossil was unearthed by French paleontologist Henri Émile Sauvage in 1873, while excavating a site in Boulogne-sur-Mer. The discovery consisted of a single damaged tooth, but further fossils were found later along the coasts of France and England, enabling experts to understand more about the genus.

Paleoecology

Liopleurodon roamed the seas around 150-165 million years ago, mainly sticking to shallower waters as it could not breathe underwater. It lived alongside – and feasted upon - other aquatic reptiles including ichthyosaurs, other pliosaurs and even crocodiles.

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