Ankylosaurus

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyAnkylosauridae
GenusAnkylosaurus
Bio GroupArmored Herbivore

Size

Height (m)3.6
Length (m)9.6
Weight (kg)8,000

Rating

Base Appeal233
Appeal (Per $1MM)532.6
Appeal (Per Hectare)412.6
Base Dominance97
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Ankylosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating6
Lifespan32 - 64
Resilience130
Attack47
Defence50
Medical Dart Resistance76
Sedative Resistance90
Poison Resistance100

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)195032%
Water (m2)2003%
Ground Fruit (m2)195032%
Ground Leaf (m2)195032%

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 8
Area Need Growth+80%
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)
Lance Formation Site CNorth AmericaUSAWyoming
fossil_ankylosauria_commonx6
fossil_ankylosauria_uncommonx3
fossil_ankylosauria_rarex1
1308:30$2,160,0003
Scollard Formation BNorth AmericaCanadaAlberta
fossil_ankylosauria_commonx2
fossil_ankylosauria_uncommonx2
fossil_ankylosauria_rarex2
1008:30$1,600,0003

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 3
Requirements (Genetics)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:05
Cost$175,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration06:15
Cost$350,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)8
Humility-50%Needy
Sociability-75%Antisocial
Habituation7.5%Docile
Nocturnal10%Nocturnal
Skittish-50%Skittish
Defence25%Defensive

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleCryptosporidiosis

Description

Famed for its clubbed tail and the armor plates that cover its back, Ankylosaurus is a genus of Ankylosaurus that lived around 70m years ago during the Late Cretaceous period. Ankylosaurus’ protective osteoderms and robust build – the average specimen weighs 8 tons and is 9.6m in length - defend it from predators such as Tyrannosaurus rex, while its large stomach digested up to 60kg of ferns and shrubs every day.

Discovery

Ankylosaurus was discovered in the Hell Creek Formation, Montana by Barnum Brown, four years after the famous paleontologist, known as ‘Mr. Bones’, had discovered Tyrannosaur rex. The first fossils found were a collection of bones including two teeth and a skull fragment, although Brown actually unearthed numerous osteoderms in 1900, but incorrectly attributed them to Tyrannosaurus. Further Ankylosaurus fossils were found in Canada in 1910, including a complete skull.

Paleoecology

Ankylosaurus lived in Canada and the western United States, which had a warm, humid climate at that time, and preferred to stay close to rivers, forests and wetlands, allowing them to cool off during hotter periods.

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