Metriacanthosaurus

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Jurassic
FamilyMetriacanthosauridae
GenusMetriacanthosaurus
Bio GroupLarge Carnivore

Size

Height (m)2
Length (m)7.6
Weight (kg)1,000

Rating

Base Appeal510
Appeal (Per $1MM)323.8
Appeal (Per Hectare)796.4
Base Dominance97
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Metriacanthosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating4
Lifespan40 - 80
Resilience130
Attack77
Defence20
Medical Dart Resistance106
Sedative Resistance106
Poison Resistance100

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)615077%
Forest (m2)125016%
Water (m2)6007%
Prey (m2)5

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 20
Area Need Growth+40%
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)
Oxford ClayEuropeUKWeymouth
fossil_giantthoropoda_commonx4
fossil_giantthoropoda_uncommonx3
fossil_giantthoropoda_rarex3
705:30$600,0003

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 5
Requirements (Genetics)7
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:30
Cost$675,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)7
Scientists (Max)3
Duration04:30
Cost$1,350,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Appetite-25%Large Appetite
Tolerance-25%Intolerant
Habituation2%Docile
Nocturnal32%Nocturnal

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Metriacanthosaurus is a genus of carnivorous theropod that existed during the Late Jurassic period. Named after the spines on its vertebrae – the name translates to ‘moderately-spined lizard’ – Metriacanthosaurus can grow up to eight meters in length and over a ton in weight, and preys on large herbivores. Despite its relatively large size, Metriacanthosaurus can reach speeds of up to 20mph.

Discovery

This genus was first described in 1923 by German paleontologist Friedrich von Huene, although the first fossils found – parts of a backbone and leg bones. – were initially attributed to Megalosaurus. Further research throughout the 20th Century led to it being reclassified as Altispinax, and finally Metriacanthosaurus in 1964, when English paleontologist Alick Walker declared that the bones were that of a new genus.

Paleoecology

Metriacanthosaurus lived around 160m years ago on the south coast of England, using the thick forests and jungles that grew during this period to sneak up on its prey. Its diet consisted mainly of other dinosaurs as well as some marine reptiles that swam near the shores.

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