Megalosaurus

Megalosaurus
Release Version: Deluxe Upgrade

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraMiddle Jurassic
FamilyMegalosauridae
GenusMegalosaurus
Bio GroupLarge Carnivore

Size

Height (m)3
Length (m)6
Weight (kg)822

Rating

Base Appeal642
Appeal (Per $1MM)333.5
Appeal (Per Hectare)1159.0
Base Dominance116
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Megalosaurus
Median

Stats

Lifespan35 - 70
Resilience130
Attack89
Defence27
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance106
Poison Resistance150

Security

Security Rating4
Threat
Gyrosphere
Human
Ranger Team
Tour Truck
Dinosaur Send / SummonNo

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)300039%
Rock (m2)75010%
Forest (m2)350045%
Water (m2)5006%
Prey (m2)5

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 4
Ideal Population0 - 15
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
Taynton Limestone Formation
Europe
UK
Oxfordshire
fossil_giantthoropoda_common
x4
fossil_giantthoropoda_uncommon
x3
fossil_giantthoropoda_rare
x3
1107:00$850,000

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 5
Requirements (Genetics)11
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:40
Cost$825,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)11
Scientists (Max)3
Duration08:00
Cost$1,650,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Lifespan50%
Short Lived
Resilience25%
Sickly
Sociability50%
Antisocial
Habituation10%
Docile
Offence25%
Strong
Intelligence50%

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Megalosaurus was one of the first non-flying dinosaurs ever to be discovered, and lived around 155-170m years ago. This carnivorous theropod’s name translates to ‘great lizard’, an apt description for a dinosaur that grows up to 6m in length and can weigh about 700kg. Megalosaurus’ large size, powerful jaw and serrated teeth made it the apex predator of its environment.

Discovery

Although the first Megalosaurus remains were found in Oxfordshire, England in 1676, it was considered a type of large lizard until over a century later, as dinosaurs were not yet a well-known concept. It wasn’t until 1824 that it was formally named Megalosaurus by English geologist William Buckland, and another 18 years until paleontologist Richard Owen coined the term ‘dinosaur’.

Paleoecology

Megalosaurus lived in the tropical climes of Europe during the Middle Jurassic period, roaming forests in search of prey. An aggressive and intelligent hunter, it preyed upon other dinosaurs including Stegosaurus and Iguanodon, although it was also a capable scavenger, feeding on carcasses when necessary.

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