Gigantspinosaurus

Gigantspinosaurus
Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Jurassic
FamilyStegosauria
GenusGigantspinosaurus
Bio GroupArmored Herbivore

Size

Height (m)3
Length (m)7.7
Weight (kg)700

Rating

Base Appeal92
Appeal (Per $1MM)467.3
Appeal (Per Hectare)272.0
Base Dominance88
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Gigantspinosaurus
Median

Stats

Lifespan41 - 82
Resilience130
Attack62
Defence26
Medical Dart Resistance106
Sedative Resistance106
Poison Resistance100

Security

Security Rating2
Threat
Ranger Team
Dinosaur Send / SummonYes

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Forest (m2)140031%
Water (m2)3007%
Ground Leaf (m2)275062%

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group2 - 3
Ideal Population1 - 16
Area Need Growth+60%
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
Ziliujing Formation B
Asia
China
Dashanpu
fossil_stegosauria_common
x5
fossil_stegosauria_uncommon
x4
fossil_stegosauria_rare
x3
607:00$850,000

Synthesis

Eggs2 - 6
Requirements (Genetics)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:15
Cost$87,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:45
Cost$175,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Lifespan25%
Short Lived
Sociability25%
Antisocial
Habituation8.5%
Docile
Nocturnal6%
Nocturnal

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Gigantspinosaurus is a genus of herbivorous dinosaur notable for the large spines on its shoulders, which help to protect it from predators – in fact, its name translates to ‘giant-spined lizard’. It is part of the stegosaur family, weighing around 700kg and growing up to 7.7m in length with a strong jaw that helps it to chew the plants and shrubs it feeds on.

Discovery

The first Gigantspinosaurus discovery took place in Pengtang, China in 1985, when paleontologist Ouyang Hui unearthed a partial skeleton featuring a lower jaw, tail and feet, as well as some skin impressions. The bones were initially thought to be that of a Tuojiangosaurus but following the excavation of a second Gigantspinosaurus specimen from Fuquan the previous year, it was finally classified as a new genus in 2006.

Paleoecology

Gigantspinosaurus existed during the Late Jurassic period around 160m years ago, with the fossil discovery locations suggesting that it preferred a wet environment with plenty of vegetation. It lived alongside many other dinosaurs, including its relative the stegosaur family, Chungkingosaurus.

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