Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAerial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyPteranodontidae
GenusPteranodon

Size

Height (m)2
Length (m)3.5
Weight (kg)25

Rating

Base Appeal214
Appeal (Per $1MM)436.7
Base Dominance90
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Pteranodon
Median

Stats

Security Rating3
Lifespan35 - 70
Resilience130
Attack60
Defence30
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance25
Poison Resistance155

Area Need

Open Space (m2)2500
Rock (m2)500
Water (m2)1150
Fish5

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 6
Ideal Population0 - 20
Comfort43% , 85% , 95%
Sociability75%
Dislikes

None

Disliked By

None

Likes

None

Liked By
  • Geosternbergia

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by retrieving the fossil from one of the following dig sites:

Dig SitesFossil SizeFossil QuantityLocationsRequirements (Logistics)DurationCostScientists (Max)
Niobrara Formation11North America | USA | Nebraska807:00$960,0003
21
31
Pierre Shale11North America | USA | Montana1007:00$960,0003
21
31
Smoky Hill Chalk11North America | USA | Kansas1007:00$640,0003
21

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 3
Requirements (Genetics)8
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:00
Cost$210,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)8
Scientists (Max)3
Duration06:00
Cost$420,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Humility-75Needy
Sociability25Social
Habituation6Docile
Nocturnal16Nocturnal
Offence-50Weak

Disease

ImmuneFoot And Mouth
SusceptibleNone

Description

Pteranodon is one of the largest pterosaurs ever to have existed with a wingspan stretching up to 7m, and is easily recognizable thanks to the crest on the top of its skull, which it uses for display purposes. Although its diet consists largely of fish, Pteranodon does not have teeth, chewing its prey with its beak – in fact, its name translates to ‘wing toothless’.

Discovery

With over 1,200 known specimens, Pteranodon is one of the most well-known genera of flying reptiles. The first remains were found in 1870 by American paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh in Kansas, when he unearthed numerous wing bones from the Smoky Hill Chalk Member. Initially the find was classified as Pterodactylus, but the 1876 excavation of a skull with no teeth confirmed that it was a new genus.

Paleoecology

Pteranodon lived around 80-85m years ago during the Late Cretaceous period, and is native to North America – particularly around the Western Interior Seaway. It lived alongside its relative Nyctosaurus and the toothed bird Ichthyornis, and built their nests high up to avoid predators.

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