Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilySpinosauridae
GenusSpinosaurus

Size

Height (m)6.4
Length (m)15
Weight (kg)4,000

Rating

Base Appeal1284
Appeal (Per $1MM)425.4
Base Dominance138
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Spinosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating6
Lifespan30 - 59
Resilience130
Attack101
Defence37
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance158
Poison Resistance150

Area Need

Open Space (m2)6000
Forest (m2)3000
Water (m2)6000
Fish7

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 15
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability-25%
Dislikes
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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)
Bahariya Formation21Africa | Egypt | Gebel El-Dist1308:30$2,000,0003
12
31
Chenini Formation21Africa | Tunisia | Tataouine1310:00$4,000,0003
13
32

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 1
Requirements (Genetics)13
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:20
Cost$1,006,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)13
Scientists (Max)3
Duration10:00
Cost$2,012,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)8
Habituation5
Aggression-50
Defence25
Nocturnal20
Thirst-50
Tolerance-75

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Spinosaurus is a genus of carnivorous dinosaur native to North Africa, and lived around 95m years ago during the Late Cretaceous period. Its name translates to ‘spine lizard’, in reference to the long spines on its back vertebrae that form a sail, which researchers believe helps Spinosaurus to regulate its temperature. At around 18m in length and up to four tons in weight, Spinosaurus is one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs to have existed.

Discovery

The first Spinosaurus remains were discovered in 1912 by Austrian fossil collector Richard Markgraf, when he uncovered a partial skeleton in the Bahariya Formation, Egypt consisting of ribs, vertebrae and multiple spines that grew up to 1.65m long. Three years later, German paleontologist Ernst Stromer confirmed Markgraf’s find as a new genus

Paleoecology

Spinosaurus remains have mainly been found across northern Africa, although fossils have been unearthed as far south as Kenya. It is believed that Spinosaurus preferred a warm, humid climate, and tended to live near swamps and marshes, preying on crocodiles, fish and even pterosaurs.

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