Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyCeratopsidae
GenusTorosaurus

Size

Height (m)3.6
Length (m)7.9
Weight (kg)6,000

Rating

Base Appeal74
Appeal (Per $1MM)299.0
Base Dominance94
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Torosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating4
Lifespan38 - 75
Resilience130
Attack58
Defence36
Medical Dart Resistance106
Sedative Resistance106
Poison Resistance100

Area Need

Open Space (m2)950
Forest (m2)1900
Water (m2)200
Ground Fiber (m2)1900

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group2 - 6
Ideal Population1 - 16
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability80%
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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)
Frenchman Formation A11North America | Canada | Saskatchewan404:00$85,0003
21
Hell Creek Formation A11North America | USA | Montana404:00$100,0003
Lance Formation Site A11North America | USA | Wyoming104:00$120,0003
21
Laramie Formation21North America | USA | Colorado504:00$340,0003
32

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 4
Requirements (Genetics)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:50
Cost$110,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:30
Cost$220,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Habituation9
Fitness-25
Nocturnal4
Sociability25

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleHookworms

Description

Torosaurus is notable for having one of the largest skulls the world has ever seen, measuring up to 2.7m in length. Fossil remains have shown that the frill on its skull contained two large holes, lending the genus its name, which translates to ‘perforated lizard’. Torosaurus is an herbivorous dinosaur and can weigh up to six tons, requiring a huge amount of vegetation every day for sustenance.

Discovery

The discovery of Torosaurus occurred in 1891, when two large skulls with perforated frills were unearthed in Wyoming by the so-called ‘king of collectors’, John Bell Hatcher. The holes established it as a separate genus from Triceratops, a similar dinosaur that had been discovered two years earlier, and renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh named the new genus Torosaurus.

Paleoecology

Torosaurus dates back around 65-70m years to the Late Cretaceous period and lived in North America. Experts believe that the genus lived in herds and co-existed with its fellow ceratopsian Triceratops, Dracorex and Edmontosaurus, while steering clear of the apex predator, Tyrannosaurus.

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