Compsognathus

Compsognathus
Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Jurassic
FamilyCompsognathidae
GenusCompsognathus
Bio GroupSmall Carnivore

Size

Height (m)0.3
Length (m)1
Weight (kg)2

Rating

Base Appeal21
Appeal (Per $1MM)787.5
Appeal (Per Hectare)234.0
Base Dominance14
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Compsognathus
Median

Stats

Lifespan35 - 70
Resilience130
Attack9
Defence5
Medical Dart Resistance22
Sedative Resistance10
Poison Resistance40

Security

Security Rating1
Threat
Human
Dinosaur Send / SummonYes

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)145048%
Sand (m2)145048%
Water (m2)1505%
Meat (m2)1

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group8 - 9
Ideal Population0 - 30
Area Need Growth+20%
Likes
Liked By
Dislikes
Disliked By
Neutral
None
Fight
Hunt
Pack Hunt
Socialize

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)DurationCost
Canjuers
Europe
France
Canjuers
fossil_thoropoda_common
x2
fossil_thoropoda_uncommon
x1
fossil_thoropoda_rare
x2
505:30$440,000
Solnhofen Formation
Europe
Germany
Kelheim
fossil_thoropoda_common
x2
fossil_thoropoda_uncommon
x2
fossil_thoropoda_rare
x1
505:30$570,000
Fragile Lignite L.J.
Amber Mine Level 1
North Shelf
Late Jurassic
amber_thoropoda_common
x2
amber_thoropoda_uncommon
x1
amber_thoropoda_rare
x2
604:00$380,000
Soft Lignite L.J.
Amber Mine Level 2
East Riverbed
Late Jurassic
amber_thoropoda_common
x2
amber_thoropoda_uncommon
x2
amber_thoropoda_rare
x1
604:00$380,000

Synthesis

Eggs5 - 10
Requirements (Genetics)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:00
Cost$12,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:00
Cost$25,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Lifespan25%
Short Lived
Habituation5.5%
Docile
Nocturnal18%
Nocturnal
Skittish25%
Skittish

Disease

ImmuneAlgae Poisoning
Ammonia Poisoning
Avian Pox
Avian Influenza
Bracken Poisoning
Campylobacter
Common Cold
Pneumonia
Common Cold (Recovering)
Cryptosporidiosis
E. Coli
Foot And Mouth
Infected Wound
Ivy Poisoning
Hyperoxalemia
Mycotoxins
Rabies
Rabies (Escalated)
Hookworms
Salmonella
Tapeworms
Ticks
Tuberculosis
Volcano Poisoning
SusceptibleNone

Description

Compsognathus is one of the smallest theropods ever to have existed, at under 1m in length and weighing little over 2kg – roughly the size of a chicken. Despite its small stature Compsognathus is a carnivore, using its speed and agility to hunt down lizards, insects and even other small dinosaurs. Compsognathus’ name translates to ‘pretty jaw’, a reference to its long, narrow snout.

Discovery

This dinosaur was discovered by fossil collector Joseph Oberndorfer in around 1859 and formed part of a collection of bones he excavated in Bavaria, Germany. The discovery consisted of a near-complete skeleton and was the only known Compsognathus specimen until over a century later in 1971, when another partial skeleton was found in Nice, France.

Paleoecology

Compsognathus existed during the Late Jurassic period around 150 million years ago and roamed the lagoons and beaches of Central Europe, which was comprised of many smaller islands at the time. It lived alongside numerous other dinosaurs and lizards – in fact, examination of the Bavarian skeleton’s stomach found the remains of a Bavarisaurus, a small lizard.

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