Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyTroodontidae
GenusTroodon

Size

Height (m)1
Length (m)2.5
Weight (kg)35

Rating

Base Appeal99
Appeal (Per $1MM)362.6
Base Dominance49
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Troodon
Median

Stats

Security Rating1
Lifespan35 - 70
Resilience130
Attack40
Defence9
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance60
Poison Resistance155

Area Need

Open Space (m2)3750
Forest (m2)1900
Water (m2)400
Prey4

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group4 - 6
Ideal Population0 - 20
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)
Dinosaur Park Formation B11North America | Canada | Alberta504:00$200,0003
Judith River Formation12North America | USA | Montana404:00$225,0003
22
31
Prince Creek Formation11North America | USA | Alaska405:30$225,0003
21
32

Synthesis

Eggs4 - 10
Requirements (Genetics)4
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:40
Cost$130,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)4
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:00
Cost$260,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Habituation4
Fitness25
Lifespan-25
Nocturnal100

Disease

ImmuneBracken Poisoning
SusceptibleHookworms

Description

Troodon is a small, meat-eating dinosaur of the Troodon genus with long, thin legs that enable it to reach high speeds when chasing prey. Its name is Greek for ‘wounding tooth’, in reference to its sharp incisors, while this theropod’s large eyes allow it to hunt in the dark. Troodon’s large brain for its size – it stands at just over three feet tall – makes it one of the most intelligent dinosaurs.

Discovery

Initially classed as a lizard when it was first discovered by American paleontologist Joseph Leidy in 1855, Troodon was officially reclassified as a dinosaur in 1901 by fellow prehistorian Franz Nopcsa. Leidy unearthed the first Troodon fossil – a tooth with serrated edges – at the Judith River Formation in Montana, the location of a huge number of paleontological discoveries.

Paleoecology

Troodon first existed around 65-75 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous period. Fossil discoveries in Northern Alaska suggest that this dinosaur may have preferred a cold climate, although teeth believed to have belonged to Troodon have been found as far south as Texas and New Mexico.

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