Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAquatic
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyMosasauridae
GenusTylosaurus

Size

Height (m)1.4
Length (m)14
Weight (kg)18,000

Rating

Base Appeal1661
Appeal (Per $1MM)949.1
Base Dominance140
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Tylosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating5
Lifespan40 - 80
Resilience130
Attack110
Defence30
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance82
Poison Resistance150

Area Need

Open Space (m2)22000
Tuna7

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 1
Ideal Population0 - 15
Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sociability-50%
Dislikes
Disliked By
Likes
Liked By

None

Unlock requirements

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

Dig SitesFossil SizeFossil QuantityLocationsRequirements (Logistics)DurationCostScientists (Max)
Smoky Hill Chalk14North America | USA | Kansas1007:00$640,0003
23
33

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 3
Requirements (Genetics)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:40
Cost$750,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration08:00
Cost$1,500,000

Dinosaur Traits

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Sociability-25Antisocial
Tolerance-25Intolerant
Aggression-75Aggressive
Nocturnal16Nocturnal
Offence25Strong

Disease

ImmuneAlgae Poisoning
Bracken Poisoning
Foot And Mouth
Ivy Poisoning
SusceptibleNone

Description

Tylosaurus is a large marine reptile that first existed in the Western Interior Seaway that ran through the United States and Canada during the Late Cretaceous period. Growing to over 14m in length, Tylosaurus is one of the largest mosasaurs ever to have existed, and was the apex predator of its marine environment - studies have shown that it fed on sharks, plesiosaurs and even other mosasaurs.

Discovery

The genus was first described by Edward Drinker Cope in 1869, based on his analysis of a partial skull found in the Niobrara Formation in Kansas. Initially, knowledge of Tylosaurus was limited due to the lack of a complete skeleton, but further remains uncovered during the 20th Century have developed a much wider understanding of the genus, with numerous species of Tylosaurus now formally recognized.

Paleoecology

Tylosaurus remains have been unearthed across the western United States, and research suggests it lived around 80m years ago. Its powerful tail and paddle-shaped limbs allowed it to swim quickly through the water, while its huge size and sharp teeth ensured that anything that crossed Tylosaurus’ path was potential prey.

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