Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraEarly Cretaceous
FamilyNodosauridae
GenusPolacanthus

Size

Height (m)2.2
Length (m)7
Weight (kg)900

Rating

Base Appeal59
Appeal (Per $1MM)337.1
Base Dominance85
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Polacanthus
Median

Stats

Security Rating1
Lifespan34 - 67
Resilience130
Attack45
Defence40
Medical Dart Resistance76
Sedative Resistance60
Poison Resistance100

Area Need

Open Space (m2)950
Water (m2)100
Ground Leaf (m2)950

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 4
Ideal Population0 - 8
Comfort30% , 60% , 90%
Sociability20%
Dislikes
Disliked By
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)
Isle of Wight15Europe | UK | South Coast504:00$240,0003
24
33

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 3
Requirements (Genetics)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:50
Cost$75,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:30
Cost$150,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Habituation9
Defence50
Humility-50
Nocturnal4

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Polacanthus is a genus of herbivorous ankylosaurid that lived during the Early Cretaceous period, around 125m years ago. It can grow up to around 7m in length and is covered with armor plates and protruding spikes which help it to protect itself from predators – in fact, these spikes are the basis for its name, which translates to ‘many spines’.

Discovery

Polacanthus was discovered by celebrated paleontologist Reverend William D. Fox on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England, in 1865. The remains consisted of numerous bones including the pelvis, multiple vertebrae and spines and a thighbone. More specimens have since been recovered from the same location, giving a much more detailed idea of Polacanthus’ appearance and behavior.

Paleoecology

Roaming near to the coast in England parts of Western Europe, this genus would have co-existed with many other dinosaurs during the Early Cretaceous period, including predators such as Baryonyx and Neovenator, who may have preyed upon medium-sized herbivores like Polacanthus.

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