Parasaurolophus

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyHadrosauridae
GenusParasaurolophus
Bio GroupMedium Herbivore

Size

Height (m)3
Length (m)7.5
Weight (kg)2,600

Rating

Base Appeal59
Appeal (Per $1MM)338.4
Appeal (Per Hectare)248.7
Base Dominance60
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Parasaurolophus
Median

Stats

Security Rating3
Lifespan51 - 102
Resilience130
Attack24
Defence36
Medical Dart Resistance82
Sedative Resistance82
Poison Resistance125

Environmental Needs

Comfort25% , 50% , 90%
Open Space (m2)500071%
Water (m2)5007%
Ground Nut (m2)150021%

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group4 - 5
Ideal Population4 - 21
Area Need Growth+15%
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)
Dinosaur Park Formation BNorth AmericaCanadaAlberta
fossil_hadrosauroidae_commonx1
fossil_hadrosauroidae_uncommonx1
504:00$200,0003
Kirtland FormationNorth AmericaUSANew Mexico
fossil_hadrosauroidae_commonx1
fossil_hadrosauroidae_uncommonx1
fossil_hadrosauroidae_rarex2
504:00$300,0003
Nemegt Formation AAsiaMongoliaGobi Desert
fossil_hadrosauroidae_commonx1
fossil_hadrosauroidae_uncommonx1
504:00$180,0003

Synthesis

Eggs2 - 6
Requirements (Genetics)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration00:50
Cost$77,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)5
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:30
Cost$155,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)5
Thirst-50%Thirsty
Sociability25%Social
Tolerance25%Tolerant
Habituation9%Docile
Nocturnal4%Nocturnal

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleAvian Influenza

Description

Parasaurolophus is an herbivorous hadrosaurid native to North America, and is famed for its unique head crest, which extends out from the back of its head. This distinctive crest gave the dinosaur its name, which translates to ‘near crested lizard’. Parasaurolophus grows up to around 7.5m in length, and while it usually walks on four legs, it can rear up onto two legs if it needs to run or reach food in high places.

Discovery

The first Parasaurolophus discovery came in 1920, when a team of paleontologists led by William Parks discovered a skull and an incomplete skeleton in Alberta, Canada. Another partial skull was unearthed in New Mexico the following year, and over the next 100 years many more specimens have been unearthed and attributed to Parasaurolophus.

Paleoecology

The remains of Parasaurolophus have been found across the western United States, Canada and even as far away as Asia. The genus dates back around 75m years to the Late Cretaceous period, when the climate was seasonal but warm, and lived along rivers and near floodplains and swamps, alongside other dinosaurs including Centrosaurus, Styracosaurus and Euoplocephalus.

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