Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyCeratopsidae
GenusPentaceratops

Size

Height (m)5.2
Length (m)6.8
Weight (kg)5,000

Rating

Base Appeal86
Appeal (Per $1MM)325.8
Base Dominance94
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Pentaceratops
Median

Stats

Security Rating4
Lifespan38 - 76
Resilience130
Attack65
Defence29
Medical Dart Resistance106
Sedative Resistance90
Poison Resistance100

Area Need

Forest (m2)1850
Water (m2)300
Ground Leaf (m2)3100

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 6
Ideal Population1 - 16
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability80%
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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 C12North America | Canada | Alberta604:00$400,0003
21
31
Kirtland Formation15North America | USA | New Mexico504:00$300,0003
23
32

Synthesis

Eggs3 - 5
Requirements (Genetics)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:15
Cost$120,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:45
Cost$240,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Sociability25Social
Habituation8.5Docile
Aggression-25Aggressive
Nocturnal6Nocturnal
Offence-50Weak

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Pentaceratops is a relative of the more famous Triceratops, and bears a strong resemblance to its cousin – although, as the name (which translates to ‘five-horned face’) suggests, it has five horns instead of three. This genus can grow up to almost 7m in length and weighs in excess of five tons, and has an eye-catching frill protruding from the back of its skull that helps it to attract a mate.

Discovery

Charles Hazelius Sternberg, an American fossil collector and paleontologist, lays claim to the discovery of Pentaceratops, having unearthed multiple fossils from the Kirtland Formation, New Mexico in 1921. Exploration of the area led to further findings, and Pentaceratops was officially classified as a new genus by Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1923.

Paleoecology

Pentaceratops existed during the Late Cretaceous period, around 75m years ago and lived on the vast plains of the western United States, feeding mainly on plants and shrubs. It lived alongside numerous other dinosaurs including Parasaurolophus and Edmontosaurus, and is unlikely to have had any predators once fully grown due to its large size.

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