Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyAbelisauridae
GenusMajungasaurus

Size

Height (m)2.8
Length (m)9
Weight (kg)907

Rating

Base Appeal308
Appeal (Per $1MM)329.4
Base Dominance114
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Majungasaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating4
Lifespan37 - 74
Resilience130
Attack83
Defence31
Medical Dart Resistance106
Sedative Resistance106
Poison Resistance100

Area Need

Open Space (m2)4250
Rock (m2)500
Forest (m2)2250
Water (m2)400
Prey5

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 3
Ideal Population0 - 20
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability60%
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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)
Maevarano Formation14Africa | Madagascar | Mahajanga Basin604:00$270,0003
23
33

Synthesis

Eggs2 - 5
Requirements (Genetics)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:00
Cost$425,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:00
Cost$850,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Humility25Humble
Sociability-50Antisocial
Habituation6Docile
Aggression-50Aggressive
Nocturnal16Nocturnal
Fitness75Fit

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Majungasaurus is a carnivorous theropod from the Late Cretaceous period and grew to around 9m in length. As the apex predator of its era, it used its sharp teeth and powerful bite to tear flesh from its targets and is one of the few dinosaurs known to have eaten members of its own genera - although research has not confirmed whether this cannibalistic behavior took the form of hunting or scavenging on carcasses.

Discovery

Named after the location of its discovery (Mahajanga, Madagascar), Majungasaurus was discovered by an army officer in 1896, when he noticed a series of fossils along the Betsiboka river. Further remains were unearthed throughout the 20th Century, offering evidence that it was a new genus – and in 1955, French paleontologist René Lavocat officially named it Majungasaurus.

Paleoecology

This genus co-existed with many other animals on the island of Madagascar around 70-80m years ago, although as one of the last dinosaurs to exist, many of its neighbors were mammals, birds and fish. It lived along the coast, preying upon sauropods such as Rapetosaurus.

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