Dimorphodon

Dimorphodon
Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAerial
EraEarly Jurassic
FamilyDimorphodontidae
GenusDimorphodon
Bio GroupFlying Reptile

Size

Height (m)1
Length (m)1.5
Weight (kg)2

Rating

Base Appeal98
Appeal (Per $1MM)476.8
Appeal (Per Hectare)1053.8
Base Dominance34
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Dimorphodon
Median

Stats

Lifespan35 - 70
Resilience130
Attack20
Defence14
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance25
Poison Resistance155

Security

Security Rating1
Threat
Human
Dinosaur Send / SummonNo

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)80040%
Sand (m2)40020%
Water (m2)80040%
Fish (m2)3

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 4
Ideal Population0 - 20
Area Need Growth+25%
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
Jurassic Coast A
Europe
UK
South Coast
fossil_flyingreptilecrest_common
x8
fossil_flyingreptilecrest_uncommon
x1
604:00$380,000

Synthesis

Eggs3 - 6
Requirements (Genetics)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:00
Cost$92,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:00
Cost$185,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Lifespan25%
Short Lived
Resilience25%
Resilient
Habituation8%
Docile
Nocturnal8%
Nocturnal

Disease

ImmuneFoot And Mouth
SusceptibleNone

Description

The pterosaur Dimorphodon is notable for the size of its head, which is much bigger than found in similar pterosaurs such as Pterodactylus. Its name translates to ‘two-form tooth’, in reference to the two sets of teeth it has, while Dimorphodon is one of the smaller species of pterosaur, weighing just a few kilograms and with a wingspan of around 1.5m.

Discovery

This genus was discovered by paleontologist and fossil collector Mary Anning in Dorset, on the south coast of the United Kingdom, in 1828. It was initially classified as a new species of Pterodactylus, but in 1858 Anning’s discovery, then known as Pterodactylus macronyx, was officially classified as a new genus, Dimorphodon.

Paleoecology

Dimorphodon lived during the Early Jurassic period, around 190-200m years ago. It lived along the coasts of Europe and was a piscivore, roaming nearby forests to hunt for insects and small animals – although it may also have fed on carrion when it couldn’t find any prey.

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