|Lifespan||54 - 107|
|Medical Dart Resistance||226|
|Ground Fiber (m2)||1700|
Unlocked by retrieving the fossil from one of the following dig sites:
|Dig Sites||Fossil Size||Fossil Quantity||Locations||Requirements (Logistics)||Duration||Cost||Scientists (Max)|
|Tegama Beds||1||4||Africa | Niger | Tenere Desert||8||07:00||$840,000||3|
|Eggs||1 - 3|
|Genetic Mods (Max)||6|
Nigersaurus is one of the smallest sauropods, at around 14m in length and four tons in weight. Its name refers to the location of its discovery, Niger in Africa, and this genus is notable for its teeth – its jaws contain over 500 long, thin teeth that it uses to tear plants from the ground. These teeth are replaced more often than any other genus of dinosaur, around every two weeks.
The first Nigersaurus remains were unearthed by French paleontologist Philippe Taquet during an expedition to Gadoufaoua, Niger that spanned from 1965 to 1972, but the poor quality of the fossils meant that it wasn’t until the end of the 20th Century that the genus was officially recognized.
Nigersaurus existed during the Early Cretaceous period, around 100-120m years ago, and roamed parts of North and Central Africa feeding on plants and ferns at ground level. It tended to live near to rivers and forests, where water and food were plentiful.