Dsungaripterus

Release Version: Early Cretaceous Pack

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAerial
EraEarly Cretaceous
FamilyDsungaripteridae
GenusDsungaripterus

Size

Height (m)0.9
Length (m)0.9
Weight (kg)2

Rating

Base Appeal67
Appeal (Per $1MM)343.6
Base Dominance34
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Dsungaripterus
Median

Stats

Security Rating1
Lifespan35 - 70
Resilience130
Attack18
Defence16
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance25
Poison Resistance155

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Rock (m2)40016%
Sand (m2)60024%
Water (m2)150060%
Fish (m2)3

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 6
Ideal Population0 - 20
Population Needs+25%
Dislikes
Disliked By

None

Likes

None

Liked By

None

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)
Tugulu Group14Asia | China | Xinjiang405:00$180,0003
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33

Synthesis

Eggs3 - 6
Requirements (Genetics)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:00
Cost$90,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:00
Cost$180,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Lifespan25%Long Lived
Resilience-25%Sickly
Habituation8%Docile
Nocturnal8%Nocturnal

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Notable for its large, elongated skull and unusual curved jaw, Dsungaripterus is a genus of pterosaur that lived around 130 million years ago during the Early Cretaceous period. Dsungaripterus’ jaw narrows to a point and contains no teeth at the front, with a row of flat teeth at the back for piercing the armor of shellfish.

Discovery

The discovery of Dsungaripterus came in 1964, when Chinese paleontologist Yang Zhongjian recovered a partial skeleton from the Junggar Basin in the north west of China. In fact, the name Dsungaripterus means ‘Junggar wing’ – and further investigation of the site led to the excavation of a more complete skeleton in 1973.

Paleoecology

Dsungaripterus preferred to live near shallow water and mudflats as it existed on a diet of small fish, crustaceans and worms – although it may have preyed upon smaller pterosaurs as well. Experts hypothesising that this piscivore’s strange appearance is an evolutionary trait designed to allow easy extraction of shellfish hidden in rocks.

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