Corythosaurus

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyHadrosauridae
GenusCorythosaurus
Bio GroupMedium Herbivore

Size

Height (m)3.1
Length (m)9
Weight (kg)4,000

Rating

Base Appeal59
Appeal (Per $1MM)317.8
Appeal (Per Hectare)217.6
Base Dominance50
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Corythosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating2
Lifespan51 - 101
Resilience130
Attack20
Defence30
Medical Dart Resistance82
Sedative Resistance82
Poison Resistance125

Environmental Needs

Comfort30% , 60% , 90%
Open Space (m2)500063%
Water (m2)5006%
Ground Fiber (m2)250031%

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group4 - 5
Ideal Population4 - 21
Area Need Growth+15%
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)
Dinosaur Park Formation BNorth AmericaCanadaAlberta
fossil_hadrosauroidae_commonx1
fossil_hadrosauroidae_uncommonx1
504:00$200,0003
Lance Formation Site BNorth AmericaUSAWyoming
fossil_hadrosauroidae_commonx2
fossil_hadrosauroidae_uncommonx1
604:00$400,0003
Scollard Formation ANorth AmericaCanadaAlberta
fossil_hadrosauroidae_uncommonx1
fossil_hadrosauroidae_rarex2
504:00$160,0003

Synthesis

Eggs2 - 6
Requirements (Genetics)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:50
Cost$82,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:30
Cost$165,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Thirst-25%Thirsty
Sociability25%Social
Habituation9%Docile
Nocturnal4%Nocturnal

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleAvian Influenza

Description

Named after the distinctive crest on the top of its head – Corythosaurus translates to ‘helmet lizard’ – this herbivorous Hadrosaurid lived around 75m years ago during the Late Cretaceous period. Corythosaurus weighed around four tons and grew up to 9m in length, making it one of the largest Hadrosaurids, with a bill-shaped snout and thousands of small teeth for chewing through tough vegetation.

Discovery

Corythosaurus was discovered in 1911 by renowned American paleontologist Barnum Brown, who unearthed a near-complete skeleton in Red Deer River, a city in Alberta, Canada. Brown – known as ‘Mr. Bones’ thanks to his stellar reputation in his field – also excavated a significant amount of skin, allowing him to understand more about the genus.

Paleoecology

Corythosaurus lived in the forests of North America, co-existing with other large herbivores including Parasaurolophus and Centrosaurus. Studies have shown that these dinosaurs all had different jaw structures, suggesting that they had separate diets that allowed them to live alongside one another without competing for food.

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