Pentaceratops

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyCeratopsidae
GenusPentaceratops
Bio GroupArmored Herbivore

Size

Height (m)5.2
Length (m)6.8
Weight (kg)5,000

Rating

Base Appeal86
Appeal (Per $1MM)318.5
Appeal (Per Hectare)382.2
Base Dominance94
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Pentaceratops
Median

Stats

Security Rating4
Lifespan38 - 76
Resilience130
Attack65
Defence29
Medical Dart Resistance106
Sedative Resistance90
Poison Resistance100

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Forest (m2)185035%
Water (m2)3006%
Ground Leaf (m2)310059%

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 4
Ideal Population1 - 16
Area Need Growth+20%
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 CNorth AmericaCanadaAlberta
fossil_ceratopsia_commonx2
fossil_ceratopsia_uncommonx1
fossil_ceratopsia_rarex1
604:00$400,0003
Kirtland FormationNorth AmericaUSANew Mexico
fossil_ceratopsia_commonx5
fossil_ceratopsia_uncommonx3
fossil_ceratopsia_rarex2
504:00$300,0003

Synthesis

Eggs3 - 5
Requirements (Genetics)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:15
Cost$120,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:45
Cost$240,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Sociability25%Social
Habituation8.5%Docile
Aggression-25%Aggressive
Nocturnal6%Nocturnal
Offence-50%Weak

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Pentaceratops is a relative of the more famous Triceratops, and bears a strong resemblance to its cousin – although, as the name (which translates to ‘five-horned face’) suggests, it has five horns instead of three. This genus can grow up to almost 7m in length and weighs in excess of five tons, and has an eye-catching frill protruding from the back of its skull that helps it to attract a mate.

Discovery

Charles Hazelius Sternberg, an American fossil collector and paleontologist, lays claim to the discovery of Pentaceratops, having unearthed multiple fossils from the Kirtland Formation, New Mexico in 1921. Exploration of the area led to further findings, and Pentaceratops was officially classified as a new genus by Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1923.

Paleoecology

Pentaceratops existed during the Late Cretaceous period, around 75m years ago and lived on the vast plains of the western United States, feeding mainly on plants and shrubs. It lived alongside numerous other dinosaurs including Parasaurolophus and Edmontosaurus, and is unlikely to have had any predators once fully grown due to its large size.

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