Ceratosaurus

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Jurassic
FamilyCeratosauridae
GenusCeratosaurus
Bio GroupLarge Carnivore

Size

Height (m)2
Length (m)7
Weight (kg)700

Rating

Base Appeal201
Appeal (Per $1MM)313.2
Appeal (Per Hectare)295.4
Base Dominance110
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Ceratosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating5
Lifespan36 - 72
Resilience130
Attack85
Defence25
Medical Dart Resistance106
Sedative Resistance106
Poison Resistance100

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)530062%
Forest (m2)265031%
Water (m2)5506%
Prey (m2)5

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 20
Area Need Growth+40%
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)
Lourinhã Formation AEuropePortugalLourinhã
fossil_giantthoropoda_uncommonx2
fossil_giantthoropoda_rarex2
202:30$80,0003
Morrison Formation ANorth AmericaUSAColorado
fossil_giantthoropoda_commonx1
fossil_giantthoropoda_uncommonx1
502:30$80,0003

Synthesis

Eggs2 - 4
Requirements (Genetics)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:30
Cost$275,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:30
Cost$550,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)4
Humility25%Humble
Habituation8%Docile
Nocturnal8%Nocturnal
Fitness25%Fit

Disease

ImmuneBracken Poisoning
SusceptibleNone

Description

At around 7m in length and just under one ton in weight, Ceratosaurus is an average-sized theropod from the Late Jurassic period. This carnivore is best known for the large horn on its snout and two further horns above its eyes, which gave rise to its name – Ceratosaurus translates to ‘horned lizard’.

Discovery

The first discovery of Ceratosaurus came in 1883, when Marshall Parker Felch dug up a near-complete skeleton in Cañon City, Colorado – one of many dinosaurs found in the area around this time. Further Ceratosaurus remains have been found across North America, with some fossils unearthed as far away as Portugal and Tanzania.

Paleoecology

Ceratosaurus lived in North America around 150m years ago and co-existed with larger dinosaurs including Apatosaurus and the fearsome apex predator Allosaurus. As a carnivore further down the food chain, Ceratosaurus kept clear of larger dinosaurs, prowling the forests for smaller herbivores to prey upon.

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