Apatosaurus

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Jurassic
FamilyDiplodocidae
GenusApatosaurus

Size

Height (m)6
Length (m)27
Weight (kg)20,000

Rating

Base Appeal200
Appeal (Per $1MM)355.6
Base Dominance107
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Apatosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating3
Lifespan57 - 113
Resilience130
Attack53
Defence54
Medical Dart Resistance226
Sedative Resistance226
Poison Resistance250

Environmental Needs

Comfort30% , 60% , 90%
Open Space (m2)620026%
Forest (m2)930039%
Water (m2)7503%
Tall Leaf (m2)775032%

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 5
Ideal Population0 - 25
Population Needs+20%
Dislikes
Disliked By
Likes
Liked By
None
Fight
Hunt
Pack Hunt

Scripted behaviors against each species in this likes/dislikes subset, not guaranteed to happen. Dominance, territory, and traits etc determine whether they would actually fight.

Unlock requirements

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

Dig SitesFossil SizeFossil QuantityLocationsRequirements (Logistics)DurationCostScientists (Max)
Dinosaur National Monument A11North America | USA | Uinta Mountains704:00$390,0003
22
32
Morrison Formation B12North America | USA | Colorado304:00$320,0003
21

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 2
Requirements (Genetics)7
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:10
Cost$225,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)7
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:30
Cost$450,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Appetite-25%Large Appetite
Lifespan25%Long Lived
Habituation9%Docile
Nocturnal4%Nocturnal

Disease

ImmuneCommon Cold
SusceptibleBracken Poisoning

Description

At over 20m in length and around 20 tons, Apatosaurus is one of the largest dinosaurs ever to have existed. This herbivorous Sauropod has a long neck that allows it to feed on the leaves of tall trees as well as lower-hanging plants, while the tip of its tail can be whipped to produce a loud bang that scares off predators.

Discovery

Apatosaurus was discovered in 1877, when Othniel Charles Marsh unearthed a near-complete skeleton in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado. Its name, which translates to ‘deceptive lizard’, stems from Marsh’s initial misconception that its bone structure was that of an aquatic reptile.

Paleoecology

Fossils dating back to the late Jurassic Period (approximately 150 million years ago) have been found across the western United States and parts of Europe. The location of these findings have led researchers to believe that Apatosaurus lived near rivers, and co-existed with Camarasaurus, Ceratosaurus and the feared Allosaurus.

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