Deinonychus

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraEarly Cretaceous
FamilyDromaeosauridae
GenusDeinonychus

Size

Height (m)1.6
Length (m)3.2
Weight (kg)100

Rating

Base Appeal123
Appeal (Per $1MM)354.8
Base Dominance46
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Deinonychus
Median

Stats

Security Rating5
Lifespan39 - 78
Resilience130
Attack32
Defence14
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance60
Poison Resistance155

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)665067%
Forest (m2)265027%
Water (m2)6507%
Meat (m2)3

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 6
Ideal Population0 - 20
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)
Cedar Mountain Formation11North America | USA | Eastern Utah604:00$380,0003
21
31
Cloverly Formation12North America | USA | Utah605:30$480,0003
22
31

Synthesis

Eggs3 - 6
Requirements (Genetics)4
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:40
Cost$160,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)4
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:00
Cost$320,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Resilience-25%Sickly
Habituation6%Docile
Nocturnal16%Nocturnal
Fitness25%Fit

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Deinonychus is a genus of theropod that existed around 110m years ago during the Early Cretaceous period. Its name translates to ‘terrible claw’, a reference to the long, scything talon on the second toe of its hind feet, which Deinonychus uses to defend itself from predators and attack its prey. Deinonychus is a close relative of Velociraptor and can grow up to 3m in length.

Discovery

Barnum Brown, known colloquially as ‘Mr. Bones’, discovered the first Deinonychus fossils in 1931 while exploring the Cloverly Formation in Montana in search of Tenontosaurus remains. During the mid-1960s over a thousand more Deinonychus bones were discovered near the location of the original find, allowing researchers to gain a much better understanding of Deinonychus’ appearance and behavior.

Paleoecology

Deinonychus lived on the floodplains of the western states of the United States and Canada, roaming nearby forests and lagoons. It co-existed with – and preyed upon - many dinosaurs including Acrocanthosaurus and Sauropelta, and preferred to hunt alone rather than in packs.

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