Maiasaura

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyHadrosauridae
GenusMaiasaura
Bio GroupMedium Herbivore

Size

Height (m)3
Length (m)9
Weight (kg)907

Rating

Base Appeal72
Appeal (Per $1MM)333.6
Appeal (Per Hectare)252.9
Base Dominance40
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Maiasaura
Median

Stats

Security Rating2
Lifespan53 - 105
Resilience130
Attack16
Defence24
Medical Dart Resistance82
Sedative Resistance82
Poison Resistance125

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)525063%
Water (m2)5507%
Ground Fiber (m2)130015%
Ground Nut (m2)130015%

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group4 - 5
Ideal Population4 - 21
Area Need Growth+15%
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)
Egg MountainNorth AmericaUSAMontana
fossil_hadrosauroidae_commonx4
fossil_hadrosauroidae_uncommonx3
fossil_hadrosauroidae_rarex3
605:30$540,0003

Synthesis

Eggs2 - 4
Requirements (Genetics)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:15
Cost$92,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:45
Cost$185,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Sociability25%Social
Tolerance25%Tolerant
Habituation8.5%Docile
Nocturnal6%Nocturnal
Skittish-25%Skittish
Offence-75%Weak

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleAvian Influenza

Description

Maiasaura’s name translates to ‘good mother lizard’, as it was the first dinosaur to show evidence of feeding hatchlings while they were still in the nest. Notable for having a bill rather than a snout or nose, Maiasaura was a large herbivore (growing up to 9m in length and weighing in excess of 900kg) that fed on leaves, branches, ferns and other plants.

Discovery

American paleontologists Robert Makela and Jack Horner first described Maiasaura in 1979, after a range of fossils were excavated from the Two Medicine Formation, Montana the previous year. The finds consisted of an adult dinosaur along with numerous juveniles and broken eggshells, and further investigation of the area found over 200 specimens, leading to the colloquial name ‘Egg Mountain’.

Paleoecology

Maiasaura lived alongside numerous other dinosaurs including Troodon and Orodromeus during the Late Cretaceous period, around 75-80m years ago. The location of so many eggshells in close proximity suggests that Maiasaura lived in groups, while research has shown that they roamed forests which provided plenty of vegetation while hiding them from predators.

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