Dunkleosteus

Dunkleosteus
Release Version: Prehistoric Marine Species Pack

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAquatic
EraLate Devonian
FamilyDunkleosteidae
GenusDunkleosteus
Bio GroupMarine Reptile

Size

Height (m)1
Length (m)10
Weight (kg)4,000

Rating

Base Appeal156
Appeal (Per $1MM)411.9
Appeal (Per Hectare)198.3
Base Dominance115
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Dunkleosteus
Median

Stats

Lifespan38 - 77
Resilience130
Attack70
Defence45
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance158
Poison Resistance150

Security

Security Rating3
Threat
None
Dinosaur Send / SummonNo

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)14300100%
Tuna (m2)4

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 7
Ideal Population0 - 15
Area Need Growth+40%
Likes
  • None
Liked By
Dislikes
  • None
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
Lost Burro Gap
North America
USA
California
fossil_smallmarine_common
x4
fossil_smallmarine_uncommon
x3
fossil_smallmarine_rare
x3
405:00$180,000

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 3
Requirements (Genetics)4
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:00
Cost$127,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)4
Scientists (Max)3
Duration05:00
Cost$315,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Appetite25%
Small Appetite
Lifespan25%
Long Lived
Aggression50%
Aggressive
Skittish25%
Skittish
Defence25%
Defensive

Disease

ImmuneBracken Poisoning
SusceptibleNone

Description

Dunkleosteus dates back to the late Devonian period and is the apex predator of its environment, with a set of powerful jaws that allow it to rip through even the best armored prey. This genus gets part of its name from its blunt, bony head (‘osteus’ is the Greek word for bone), and can grow up to 10m in length and weigh in excess of four tons.

Discovery

The genus was discovered by amateur paleontologist Jay Terrell in 1867 when he was searching for fossils along the banks of Lake Erie in Ohio, USA. Terrell’s find was initially believed to be a Dinichthys specimen, but further research confirmed that it was a new genus. Named after the esteemed American paleontologist David Hosbrook Dunkle in 1956, Dunkleosteus fossils have since been found across North America, Europe and North Africa.

Paleoecology

Dunkleosteus lived in a marine environment around 360-380 million years ago, preferring the bottom of the ocean where it could feed on cephalopods, ammonites, fish and even sharks. It shared its habitat with other prehistoric carnivorous fish including Titanichthys, although it had no natural predators.

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