Nigersaurus

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraEarly Cretaceous
FamilyRebbachisauridae
GenusNigersaurus
Bio GroupGiant Herbivore

Size

Height (m)3.1
Length (m)14
Weight (kg)4,400

Rating

Base Appeal218
Appeal (Per $1MM)268.3
Appeal (Per Hectare)959.5
Base Dominance92
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Nigersaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating2
Lifespan54 - 107
Resilience130
Attack60
Defence32
Medical Dart Resistance226
Sedative Resistance100
Poison Resistance250

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Forest (m2)175049%
Water (m2)1003%
Ground Fiber (m2)170048%

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group2 - 3
Ideal Population0 - 25
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)
Tegama BedsAfricaNigerTenere Desert
fossil_saurapoda_commonx4
fossil_saurapoda_uncommonx3
fossil_saurapoda_rarex3
807:00$840,0003

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 3
Requirements (Genetics)8
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:45
Cost$325,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)8
Scientists (Max)3
Duration05:15
Cost$650,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Appetite-50%Large Appetite
Lifespan-25%Short Lived
Sociability25%Social
Habituation8.5%Docile
Nocturnal6%Nocturnal

Disease

ImmuneCommon Cold
SusceptibleBracken Poisoning

Description

Nigersaurus is one of the smallest sauropods, at around 14m in length and four tons in weight. Its name refers to the location of its discovery, Niger in Africa, and this genus is notable for its teeth – its jaws contain over 500 long, thin teeth that it uses to tear plants from the ground. These teeth are replaced more often than any other genus of dinosaur, around every two weeks.

Discovery

The first Nigersaurus remains were unearthed by French paleontologist Philippe Taquet during an expedition to Gadoufaoua, Niger that spanned from 1965 to 1972, but the poor quality of the fossils meant that it wasn’t until the end of the 20th Century that the genus was officially recognized.

Paleoecology

Nigersaurus existed during the Early Cretaceous period, around 100-120m years ago, and roamed parts of North and Central Africa feeding on plants and ferns at ground level. It tended to live near to rivers and forests, where water and food were plentiful.

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