Attenborosaurus

Release Version: Deluxe Upgrade

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAquatic
EraEarly Jurassic
FamilyPliosauridae
GenusAttenborosaurus

Size

Height (m)0.9
Length (m)6.4
Weight (kg)1,100

Rating

Base Appeal490
Appeal (Per $1MM)1113.6
Base Dominance85
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Attenborosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating5
Lifespan43 - 85
Resilience130
Attack67
Defence18
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance82
Poison Resistance150

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)17200100%
Tuna (m2)4

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 1
Ideal Population0 - 15
Population Needs+50%
Dislikes
Disliked By
Likes
Liked By

None

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)
Jurassic Coast B14Europe | UK | South Coast1007:00$1,120,0003
28
33

Synthesis

Eggs3 - 5
Requirements (Genetics)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:40
Cost$200,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration08:00
Cost$400,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Lifespan-25%Short Lived
Resilience-50%Sickly
Fitness-25%Unfit

Disease

ImmuneAlgae Poisoning
Bracken Poisoning
Foot And Mouth
Ivy Poisoning
SusceptibleNone

Description

Named after the esteemed British natural historian David Attenborough, Attenborosaurus is a genus of pliosaurid that grows up to 6.4m in length. Notable for its long neck and paddle-like limbs, this piscivorous marine reptile can move through the water at high speeds, catching prey with its long, sharp teeth.

Discovery

Attenborosaurus’ discovery is an interesting story; the first fossils were found in the United Kingdom in 1880 but were destroyed during the Second World War. Luckily, detailed plaster casts were made, allowing researchers to examine everything but the skin. Although the discovery was initially classified as another species of Plesiosaurus, analysis of the plaster casts confirmed that this was an entirely new genus. In 1993, American paleontologist Bob Bakker gave the genus its name, in honor of Attenborough’s life’s work.

Paleoecology

Attenborosaurus lived approximately 190-200 million years ago during the Early Jurassic period, and roamed the warm waters just off the south coast of the United Kingdom, existing on a diet of fish and other marine life.

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