|Lifespan||34 - 68|
|Medical Dart Resistance||158|
|Comfort||50% , 70% , 90%|
|Open Space (m2)||9500||48%|
Unlocked by retrieving the fossil from one of the following dig sites:
|Dig Sites||Locations||Fossils||Requirements (Logistics)||Duration||Cost||Scientists (Max)|
|Antlers Formation||North AmericaUSAOklahoma|x2 x2 |11||07:00||$850,000||3|
|Twin Mountains Formation||North AmericaUSATexas|x3 x2 |11||07:00||$1,100,000||3|
|Eggs||1 - 1|
Genome Trait Chances
|Genetic Mods (Max)||7|
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.
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.
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.