Pachycephalosaurus

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyPachycephalosauridae
GenusPachycephalosaurus
Bio GroupSmall Herbivore

Size

Height (m)1.5
Length (m)4.5
Weight (kg)450

Rating

Base Appeal47
Appeal (Per $1MM)284.8
Appeal (Per Hectare)280.0
Base Dominance72
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Pachycephalosaurus
Median

Stats

Security Rating3
Lifespan41 - 82
Resilience130
Attack48
Defence24
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance60
Poison Resistance115

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)295063%
Water (m2)3006%
Ground Leaf (m2)145031%

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 4
Ideal Population3 - 10
Area Need Growth+10%
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)
Hell Creek Formation ANorth AmericaUSAMontana
fossil_pachycephalo_commonx1
fossil_pachycephalo_uncommonx1
fossil_pachycephalo_rarex1
404:00$100,0003
Lance Formation Site BNorth AmericaUSAWyoming
fossil_pachycephalo_commonx3
fossil_pachycephalo_uncommonx2
604:00$400,0003
Scollard Formation ANorth AmericaCanadaAlberta
fossil_pachycephalo_commonx2
fossil_pachycephalo_rarex2
504:00$160,0003

Synthesis

Eggs2 - 8
Requirements (Genetics)4
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:30
Cost$75,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)4
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:30
Cost$150,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Resilience-50%Sickly
Habituation9%Docile
Nocturnal4%Nocturnal
Offence25%Strong
Defence25%Defensive

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Pachycephalosaurus is an herbivorous dinosaur that lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous period. The name Pachycephalosaurus translates to ‘thick-headed lizard’, in reference to the genus’ large, thick skull that experts believe was used in intra-species combat, with rival dinosaurs attacking each other when competing for territory. Growing up to 4.5m in length and weighing almost half a ton, Pachycephalosaurus is one of the largest pachycephalosaurid dinosaurs.

Discovery

American geologist and fossil collector Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden discovered the first Pachycephalosaurus specimen in 1859 when he found a fragment of bone in the Lance Formation, Montana. The fossil was not originally thought to be that of a dinosaur but a reptile or armadillo, and it wasn’t until 1985 that it was formally classified as a new genus, named Pachycephalosaurus.

Paleoecology

This genus lived around 65-75m years ago in the western United States, co-existing with many other dinosaurs including Edmontosaurus, Triceratops and the fearsome apex predator Tyrannosaurus. It is believed that Pachycephalosaurus lived in wooded areas, feeding on soft plants, fruit and seeds.

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