Release Version: Deluxe Edition

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraJurassic
FamilyMegalosauridae
GenusMegalosaurus

Size

Height (m)3
Length (m)6
Weight (kg)822

Rating

Base Appeal642
Appeal (Per $1MM)353.7
Base Dominance116
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Megalosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating4
Lifespan35 - 70
Resilience130
Attack89
Defence27
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance106
Poison Resistance150

Area Need

Open Space (m2)3000
Rock (m2)750
Forest (m2)3500
Water (m2)500
Prey5

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 15
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability40%
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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)
Taynton Limestone Formation14Europe | UK | Oxfordshire1107:00$850,0003
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33

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 5
Requirements (Genetics)11
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:40
Cost$825,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)11
Scientists (Max)3
Duration08:00
Cost$1,650,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Habituation10
Lifespan-50
Offence25
Resilience-25
Sociability-50

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Megalosaurus was one of the first non-flying dinosaurs ever to be discovered, and lived around 155-170m years ago. This carnivorous theropod’s name translates to ‘great lizard’, an apt description for a dinosaur that grows up to 6m in length and can weigh about 700kg. Megalosaurus’ large size, powerful jaw and serrated teeth made it the apex predator of its environment.

Discovery

Although the first Megalosaurus remains were found in Oxfordshire, England in 1676, it was considered a type of large lizard until over a century later, as dinosaurs were not yet a well-known concept. It wasn’t until 1824 that it was formally named Megalosaurus by English geologist William Buckland, and another 18 years until paleontologist Richard Owen coined the term ‘dinosaur’.

Paleoecology

Megalosaurus lived in the tropical climes of Europe during the Mid Jurassic period, roaming forests in search of prey. An aggressive and intelligent hunter, it preyed upon other dinosaurs including Stegosaurus and Iguanodon, although it was also a capable scavenger, feeding on carcasses when necessary.

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