Acrocanthosaurus

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraEarly Cretaceous
FamilyCarcharodontosauridae
GenusAcrocanthosaurus
Bio GroupLarge Carnivore

Size

Height (m)4.8
Length (m)12
Weight (kg)7,000

Rating

Base Appeal1016
Appeal (Per $1MM)372.2
Appeal (Per Hectare)469.9
Base Dominance135
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Acrocanthosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating6
Lifespan34 - 68
Resilience130
Attack101
Defence34
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance158
Poison Resistance150

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)950048%
Forest (m2)950048%
Water (m2)9505%
Prey (m2)10

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 15
Area Need Growth+125%
Likes
Liked By
Dislikes
Disliked By
Neutral
None
Fight
Hunt
Pack Hunt

Behaviors are scripted in game files but are not guaranteed to happen. Dominance, territory, and traits determine whether they would actually fight.

Unlock requirements

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

Dig SitesLocationsFossilsRequirements (Logistics)DurationCostScientists (Max)
Antlers FormationNorth AmericaUSAOklahoma
fossil_giantthoropoda_uncommonx2
fossil_giantthoropoda_rarex2
1107:00$850,0003
Twin Mountains FormationNorth AmericaUSATexas
fossil_giantthoropoda_uncommonx3
fossil_giantthoropoda_rarex2
1107:00$1,100,0003

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 1
Requirements (Genetics)11
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:40
Cost$910,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)11
Scientists (Max)3
Duration08:00
Cost$1,820,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Thirst25%Quenched
Appetite-75%Large Appetite
Tolerance-50%Intolerant
Habituation2%Docile
Aggression-50%Aggressive
Nocturnal32%Nocturnal
Offence50%Strong

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

At around 12m in length and more than six tons in weight, Acrocanthosaurus is one of the largest theropods and dates back to the Early Cretaceous period. This carnivorous dinosaur gets its name – which translates to ‘high-spined lizard’ – from the elongated spines running the length of its neck and back, while its sharp teeth and powerful jaw make it a fearsome predator comparable to the much more well-known Tyrannosaurus rex.

Discovery

Acrocanthosaurus was officially discovered in 1950 by J. Willis Stovall and Wann Langston Junior in Atoka County, Oklahoma, when the two paleontologists dug up skeleton fragments including part of a skull. In the following decades there was little consensus on how to classify Acrocanthosaurus, and at various times it was believed to be a species of Allosaurus, Spinosaurus and Megalosaurus - but it is now considered part of the Carcharodontosaurus family.

Paleoecology

Fossil findings have confirmed that Acrocanthosaurus lived approximately 110-125 million years ago in the Southern states of the USA, most notably Texas, Oklahoma and Wyoming. Acrocanthosaurus was the apex predator of its time, with a diet consisting of other dinosaurs including Hadrosaurus, Tenontosaurus and Sauropods.

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