Pachycephalosaurus

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyPachycephalosauridae
GenusPachycephalosaurus

Size

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

Rating

Base Appeal47
Appeal (Per $1MM)294.9
Base Dominance72
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)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 - 6
Ideal Population3 - 10
Population Needs+10%
Dislikes
Disliked By
Likes
Liked By
None
Fight
Hunt
Pack Hunt

Scripted behaviors against each species in this likes/dislikes subset, not guaranteed to happen. Dominance, territory, and traits etc determine whether they would actually fight.

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by retrieving the fossil from one of the following dig sites:

Dig SitesFossil SizeFossil QuantityLocationsRequirements (Logistics)DurationCostScientists (Max)
Hell Creek Formation A11North America | USA | Montana404:00$100,0003
21
31
Lance Formation Site B13North America | USA | Wyoming604:00$400,0003
22
Scollard Formation A12North America | Canada | Alberta504:00$160,0003
32

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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