|Lifespan||34 - 67|
|Medical Dart Resistance||76|
|Comfort||30% , 60% , 90%|
|Open Space (m2)||950||48%|
|Ground Leaf (m2)||950||48%|
Unlocked by retrieving the fossil from one of the following dig sites:
|Dig Sites||Locations||Fossils||Requirements (Logistics)||Duration||Cost||Scientists (Max)|
|Isle of Wight||EuropeUKSouth Coast||5||04:00||$240,000||3|
|Eggs||1 - 3|
Genome Trait Chances
|Genetic Mods (Max)||5|
Polacanthus is a genus of herbivorous ankylosaurid that lived during the Early Cretaceous period, around 125m years ago. It can grow up to around 7m in length and is covered with armor plates and protruding spikes which help it to protect itself from predators – in fact, these spikes are the basis for its name, which translates to ‘many spines’.
Polacanthus was discovered by celebrated paleontologist Reverend William D. Fox on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England, in 1865. The remains consisted of numerous bones including the pelvis, multiple vertebrae and spines and a thighbone. More specimens have since been recovered from the same location, giving a much more detailed idea of Polacanthus’ appearance and behavior.
Roaming near to the coast in England parts of Western Europe, this genus would have co-existed with many other dinosaurs during the Early Cretaceous period, including predators such as Baryonyx and Neovenator, who may have preyed upon medium-sized herbivores like Polacanthus.