Giganotosaurus

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyCarcharodontosauridae
GenusGiganotosaurus
Bio GroupLarge Carnivore

Size

Height (m)5.3
Length (m)15.5
Weight (kg)14,000

Rating

Base Appeal978
Appeal (Per $1MM)427.2
Appeal (Per Hectare)754.8
Base Dominance137
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Giganotosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating6
Lifespan33 - 65
Resilience130
Attack105
Defence32
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance158
Poison Resistance150

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)855071%
Forest (m2)285024%
Water (m2)5505%
Prey (m2)10

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 15
Area Need Growth+125%
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)
Candeleros FormationSouth AmericaArgentinaNeuquén Province
fossil_giantthoropoda_commonx7
fossil_giantthoropoda_uncommonx5
fossil_giantthoropoda_rarex4
1107:00$850,0003

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 2
Requirements (Genetics)11
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:40
Cost$858,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)11
Scientists (Max)3
Duration08:00
Cost$1,717,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Appetite-25%Large Appetite
Lifespan25%Long Lived
Tolerance-50%Intolerant
Habituation2%Docile
Aggression-50%Aggressive
Nocturnal32%Nocturnal

Disease

ImmuneBracken Poisoning
SusceptibleNone

Description

At around 14 tons in weight and 15m in length, Giganotosaurus is one of the largest theropods ever to have lived – its name translates to ‘giant southern lizard’, in reference to its large frame and its South American habitat. It has a similar appearance to the infamous Tyrannosaurus rex, with rows of long, serrated teeth and a powerful jaw for tearing into its prey.

Discovery

Giganotosaurus was discovered by amateur fossil collector Rubén D. Carolini in 1993 when he was searching for bones in Neuquén, Argentina. Carolini’s first find was a leg bone belonging to an unknown large theropod, which led to further exploration of the area – the following year, numerous related artefacts were excavated that confirmed that this was a new genus.

Paleoecology

Giganotosaurus was the apex predator of the Late Cretaceous period approximately 90-110m years ago and lived in southern Argentina alongside many other genera of dinosaurs. It fed on large herbivores of the period including Argentinosaurus, mainly attacking juveniles due to their smaller size.

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