|Lifespan||41 - 82|
|Medical Dart Resistance||82|
|Dinosaur Send / Summon||No|
|Comfort||50% , 70% , 90%|
|Open Space (m2)||17200||100%|
Unlocked by retrieving the fossil from one of the following dig sites:
|Dig Sites||Locations||Fossils||Requirements (Logistics)||Duration||Cost|
|Vossenveld Formation||EuropeNetherlandsGelderland|x6 x1 |4||07:30||$540,000|
|Eggs||3 - 6|
Genome Trait Chances
|Genetic Mods (Max)||6|
Easily recognized thanks to its unusual, eel-like appearance, the aquatic reptile Nothosaurus first lived around 210-240 million years ago and can grow up to seven meters in length. This genus has paddle-like fins and webbed toes that allow it to swim at high speeds, while its sharp needle teeth and strong jaws make it an efficient hunter.
Nothosaurus was first discovered in Germany’s Muschelkalk rock formation in 1833 by paleontologist Georg zu Munster. The first specimen was initially believed to have lived on land rather than in the sea – in fact, the genus takes its name from the Ancient Greek for ‘false lizard’. Many further species of Nothosaurus have been named since its initial discovery, with research suggesting it may have been an ancestor of Liopleurodon.
This genus dates back to the Triassic period and migrated across vast distances - fossils have been unearthed from Africa to China, although they are most commonly found in Europe. It lived on a diet of other marine reptiles and fish, and was probably the apex predator of its habitat.