Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyPachycephalosauridae
GenusPachycephalosaurus

Size

Height (m)1.5
Length (m)4.5
Weight (kg)450

Rating

Base Appeal47
Appeal (Per $1MM)294.9
Base Dominance72
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Pachycephalosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating3
Lifespan41 - 82
Resilience130
Attack48
Defence24
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance60
Poison Resistance115

Area Need

Open Space (m2)2950
Water (m2)300
Ground Leaf (m2)1450

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 6
Ideal Population3 - 10
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability90%
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Likes
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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)
Hell Creek Formation A11North America | USA | Montana404:00$100,0003
21
31
Lance Formation Site B13North America | USA | Wyoming604:00$400,0003
22
Scollard Formation A12North America | Canada | Alberta504:00$160,0003
32

Synthesis

Eggs2 - 8
Requirements (Genetics)4
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:30
Cost$75,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)4
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:30
Cost$150,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Habituation9
Defence25
Nocturnal4
Offence25
Resilience-50

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Pachycephalosaurus is an herbivorous dinosaur that lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous period. The name Pachycephalosaurus translates to ‘thick-headed lizard’, in reference to the genus’ large, thick skull that experts believe was used in intra-species combat, with rival dinosaurs attacking each other when competing for territory. Growing up to 4.5m in length and weighing almost half a ton, Pachycephalosaurus is one of the largest pachycephalosaurid dinosaurs.

Discovery

American geologist and fossil collector Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden discovered the first Pachycephalosaurus specimen in 1859 when he found a fragment of bone in the Lance Formation, Montana. The fossil was not originally thought to be that of a dinosaur but a reptile or armadillo, and it wasn’t until 1985 that it was formally classified as a new genus, named Pachycephalosaurus.

Paleoecology

This genus lived around 65-75m years ago in the western United States, co-existing with many other dinosaurs including Edmontosaurus, Triceratops and the fearsome apex predator Tyrannosaurus. It is believed that Pachycephalosaurus lived in wooded areas, feeding on soft plants, fruit and seeds.

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