Ichthyosaurus

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAquatic
EraLate Triassic
FamilyIchthyosauridae
GenusIchthyosaurus

Size

Height (m)1
Length (m)2
Weight (kg)163

Rating

Base Appeal117
Appeal (Per $1MM)880.9
Base Dominance35
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Ichthyosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating5
Lifespan40 - 79
Resilience130
Attack25
Defence10
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance35
Poison Resistance150

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)7150100%
Tuna (m2)2

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group6 - 1
Ideal Population0 - 15
Population Needs+20%
Dislikes
Disliked By
Likes

None

Liked By
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)
Jurassic Coast B12Europe | UK | South Coast1007:00$1,120,0003
24

Synthesis

Eggs4 - 8
Requirements (Genetics)9
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:00
Cost$62,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)9
Scientists (Max)3
Duration06:00
Cost$125,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Appetite50%Small Appetite
Tolerance-50%Intolerant
Aggression-25%Aggressive
Offence-25%Weak

Disease

ImmuneAlgae Poisoning
Bracken Poisoning
Foot And Mouth
Ivy Poisoning
SusceptibleNone

Description

Ichthyosaurus is a small marine reptile, measuring around 2m in length – far smaller than other genera of ichthyosaurs, which can grow up to 25m. Its paddle-like limbs and streamlined body allow it to move at great speed through water, catching its prey in its long, thin snout. Ichthyosaurus is a piscivore, with a diet consisting mostly of fish and squid.

Discovery

Celebrated English paleontologist and fossil collector Mary Anning discovered Ichthyosaurus in 1811 along with her brother Joseph, when they uncovered a skeleton while digging for fossils in Lyme Regis, on the south coast of England. The remains were initially thought to be those of a crocodile – almost 200 years later, at the beginning of the 21st Century, advances in knowledge allowed Anning’s find to be classified as a new genus.

Paleoecology

Ichthyosaurus lived during the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic periods, around 120-220 million years ago. This genus lived in the ocean and did not venture onto land, swimming the seas of Europe and Asia – it even gave birth in water.

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