Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraEarly Cretaceous
FamilyHadrosauriformes
GenusOuranosaurus

Size

Height (m)2
Length (m)8.3
Weight (kg)2,200

Rating

Base Appeal92
Appeal (Per $1MM)380.4
Base Dominance50
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Ouranosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating2
Lifespan46 - 92
Resilience130
Attack20
Defence30
Medical Dart Resistance82
Sedative Resistance82
Poison Resistance100

Area Need

Open Space (m2)4800
Forest (m2)2400
Water (m2)500
Ground Fruit (m2)1200

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group2 - 12
Ideal Population1 - 20
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability85%
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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)
Tegama Beds15Africa | Niger | Tenere Desert807:00$840,0003
24
33

Synthesis

Eggs2 - 4
Requirements (Genetics)7
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:40
Cost$107,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)7
Scientists (Max)3
Duration05:00
Cost$215,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Habituation8
Nocturnal8
Offence-50
Skittish-50
Sociability25
Thirst-50
Tolerance25

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleCommon Cold

Description

Ouranosaurus is a large iguanodont, averaging over 8m in length and weighing around two and a half tons, and is easily recognizable thanks to the large hump on its back. This herbivorous dinosaur is native to Niger in Africa and subsists on a diet of tough vegetation, using its horned beak and flat teeth to tear off and chew plants and leaves. The name Ouranosaurus means ‘courageous monitor lizard’.

Discovery

French paleontologist Philippe Taquet discovered Ouranosaurus in 1965 while investigating the Elrhaz Formation in Niger, when his team unearthed multiple iguanodont skeletons that had no previous classification. Further remains were unearthed in subsequent years, and in 1976 two of the most complete skeletons were officially described as a new genus and given the name Ouranosaurus.

Paleoecology

Ouranosaurus lived on the floodplains of Africa during the Early Cretaceous period, around 100-110m years ago, and tended to stay close to rivers where there was plenty of vegetation. A wide variety of dinosaurs co-existed during this period, including Suchomimus and Nigersaurus.

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