Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyHadrosauridae
GenusParasaurolophus

Size

Height (m)3
Length (m)7.5
Weight (kg)2,600

Rating

Base Appeal59
Appeal (Per $1MM)351.4
Base Dominance60
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Parasaurolophus
Median

Stats

Security Rating3
Lifespan51 - 102
Resilience130
Attack24
Defence36
Medical Dart Resistance82
Sedative Resistance82
Poison Resistance125

Area Need

Open Space (m2)5000
Water (m2)500
Ground Nut (m2)1500

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group4 - 14
Ideal Population4 - 21
Comfort25% , 50% , 90%
Sociability85%
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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)
Dinosaur Park Formation B11North America | Canada | Alberta504:00$200,0003
21
Kirtland Formation11North America | USA | New Mexico504:00$300,0003
21
32
Nemegt Formation A11Asia | Mongolia | Gobi Desert504:00$180,0003
21

Synthesis

Eggs2 - 6
Requirements (Genetics)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:50
Cost$77,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:30
Cost$155,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Habituation9
Nocturnal4
Sociability25
Thirst-50
Tolerance25

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleAvian Influenza

Description

Parasaurolophus is an herbivorous hadrosaurid native to North America, and is famed for its unique head crest, which extends out from the back of its head. This distinctive crest gave the dinosaur its name, which translates to ‘near crested lizard’. Parasaurolophus grows up to around 7.5m in length, and while it usually walks on four legs, it can rear up onto two legs if it needs to run or reach food in high places.

Discovery

The first Parasaurolophus discovery came in 1920, when a team of paleontologists led by William Parks discovered a skull and an incomplete skeleton in Alberta, Canada. Another partial skull was unearthed in New Mexico the following year, and over the next 100 years many more specimens have been unearthed and attributed to Parasaurolophus.

Paleoecology

The remains of Parasaurolophus have been found across the western United States, Canada and even as far away as Asia. The genus dates back around 75m years to the Late Cretaceous period, when the climate was seasonal but warm, and lived along rivers and near floodplains and swamps, alongside other dinosaurs including Centrosaurus, Styracosaurus and Euoplocephalus.

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