Dryosaurus

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Jurassic
FamilyDryosauridae
GenusDryosaurus
Bio GroupSmall Herbivore

Size

Height (m)1.8
Length (m)5
Weight (kg)80

Rating

Base Appeal14
Appeal (Per $1MM)504.0
Appeal (Per Hectare)88.1
Base Dominance4
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Dryosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating1
Lifespan31 - 61
Resilience130
Attack4
Defence0
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance30
Poison Resistance82

Environmental Needs

Comfort30% , 60% , 90%
Open Space (m2)215048%
Water (m2)2004%
Ground Fiber (m2)105024%
Ground Leaf (m2)105024%

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 4
Ideal Population0 - 23
Area Need Growth+10%
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)
Morrison Formation BNorth AmericaUSAColorado
fossil_ornithomimidae_commonx4
fossil_ornithomimidae_uncommonx3
fossil_ornithomimidae_rarex3
304:00$320,0003

Synthesis

Eggs3 - 6
Requirements (Genetics)3
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:30
Cost$12,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)3
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:30
Cost$25,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Sociability25%Social
Tolerance25%Tolerant
Habituation9%Docile
Nocturnal4%Nocturnal
Defence-75%Vulnerable
Fitness25%Fit

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Dryosaurus is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur that lived during the Late Jurassic period, around 140-155m years ago. It weighs around 80-90kg and can reach up to 5m in length, with strong legs for running at speed and a stiff tail for retaining balance – both key attributes for escaping predators. Its name translates to ‘tree lizard’, in reference to its preference for forest areas.

Discovery

This genus was discovered in 1876 by American paleontologist Samuel Wendell Williston in Wyoming, USA, although it wasn’t until 1894 that is was classified as a new genus of dinosaur. Many more Dryosaurus fossils were unearthed during the 20th Century, providing examples of the genus at various ages.

Paleoecology

Dryosaurus lived in the Morrison Formation in the western United States, co-existing with various dinosaurs including Stegosaurus and the predators Ceratosaurus and Allosaurus along the vast floodplains of the region. It had an herbivorous diet, feeding on ground-level plants and shrubs.

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