|Lifespan||41 - 82|
|Medical Dart Resistance||106|
|Comfort||50% , 70% , 90%|
|Ground Leaf (m2)||2750||62%|
Unlocked by retrieving the fossil from one of the following dig sites:
|Dig Sites||Fossil Size||Fossil Quantity||Locations||Requirements (Logistics)||Duration||Cost||Scientists (Max)|
|Ziliujing Formation B||1||5||Asia | China | Dashanpu||6||07:00||$850,000||3|
|Eggs||2 - 6|
Genome Trait Chances
|Genetic Mods (Max)||6|
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.
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.
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.