Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyCeratopsidae
GenusTriceratops

Size

Height (m)3.6
Length (m)8.9
Weight (kg)12,000

Rating

Base Appeal108
Appeal (Per $1MM)284.8
Base Dominance97
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Triceratops
Median

Stats

Security Rating4
Lifespan37 - 73
Resilience130
Attack63
Defence34
Medical Dart Resistance106
Sedative Resistance106
Poison Resistance100

Area Need

Forest (m2)2400
Water (m2)250
Ground Fiber (m2)2400

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group2 - 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)
Hell Creek Formation B11North America | USA | Montana604:00$400,0003
21
32
Lance Formation Site B13North America | USA | Wyoming604:00$400,0003
22
31

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 6
Requirements (Genetics)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:15
Cost$175,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:45
Cost$350,000

Dinosaur Traits

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

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleHookworms

Description

The herbivorous dinosaur Triceratops is one of the largest ceratopsidae, at around 9m in length and weighing 12 tons. Notable for its large frill and the three horns on its head – which give rise to its name, which translates to ‘three-horned face – Triceratops’ diet consists mainly of ground level vegetation, although their size may have enabled them to knock over larger plants and trees to feed on.

Discovery

Triceratops was discovered in 1887, when George Lyman Cannon found a partial skull with two horns close to Denver, Colorado and sent the specimen to famous paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh. The bones were initially considered to belong to a large bison but, two years later, Marsh realized that they belonged to a previously undiscovered genus of horned dinosaur, which he named Triceratops.

Paleoecology

This genus lived in the United States approximately 66-68m years ago during the Late Cretaceous period, roaming the forests and plains where food was easy to find. Numerous dinosaurs co-existed in Triceratops’ environment, including Torosaurus, Ankylosaurus and Stygimoloch, while Triceratops needed its horns to defend itself from predators including Tyrannosaurus.

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