Dimetrodon

Release Version: Dominion Biosyn Expansion

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraEarly Permian
FamilySphenacodontidae
GenusDimetrodon
Bio GroupSmall Carnivore

Size

Height (m)1.8
Length (m)4.5
Weight (kg)226

Rating

Base Appeal124
Appeal (Per $1MM)346.9
Appeal (Per Hectare)383.1
Base Dominance54
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Dimetrodon
Median

Stats

Security Rating2
Lifespan39 - 78
Resilience130
Attack39
Defence15
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance60
Poison Resistance100

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Sand (m2)300040%
Forest (m2)75010%
Water (m2)380050%
Meat (m2)3

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 4
Ideal Population1 - 16
Area Need Growth+20%
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)
Red BedsNorth AmericaUSATexas
fossil_synapsida_commonx12
fossil_synapsida_uncommonx2
fossil_synapsida_rarex1
407:30$540,0003

Synthesis

Eggs4 - 6
Requirements (Genetics)4
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:40
Cost$162,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)4
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:00
Cost$325,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Sociability25%Social
Tolerance-50%Intolerant
Habituation8%Docile
Aggression-25%Aggressive
Nocturnal8%Nocturnal
Skittish-25%Skittish
Fitness-25%Unfit

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Although it has a sailed back similar to many dinosaurs, Dimetrodon is actually a primitive synapsid dating back to the early Permian period, around 290 million years ago – before the existence of even the earliest dinosaurs! The name Dimetrodon means ‘two measures of teeth’, in reference to this apex predator’s razor-sharp teeth that it used to grab and tear flesh from its prey.

Discovery

The first Dimetrodon fossils were described in 1877 by legendary American palaeontologist Edward Drinker Cope, after he procured them from a group who had excavated the Red Beds rock formation in Texas. Cope officially named the genus Dimetrodon a year later, although he initially believed that the sail was a fin belonging to a lizard.

Paleoecology

Dimetrodon remains have been found across the southern United States and even as far away as Germany, dating back to a period when Europe and America formed a supercontinent known as Euramerica. The genus lived alongside a rich variety of primitive animals such as Diplocaulus, Edaphosaurus and Captorhinus, and is believed to have been the apex predator of its environment.

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