Pteranodon

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAerial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyPteranodontidae
GenusPteranodon
Bio GroupFlying Reptile

Size

Height (m)2
Length (m)7
Weight (kg)25

Rating

Base Appeal214
Appeal (Per $1MM)407.6
Appeal (Per Hectare)1109.3
Base Dominance90
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Pteranodon
Median

Stats

Security Rating4
Lifespan35 - 70
Resilience130
Attack60
Defence30
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance25
Poison Resistance155

Environmental Needs

Comfort43% , 85% , 95%
Open Space (m2)250060%
Rock (m2)50012%
Water (m2)115028%
Fish (m2)5

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group3 - 4
Ideal Population0 - 20
Area Need Growth+25%
Likes

None

Liked By
Dislikes
Disliked By

None

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)
Niobrara FormationNorth AmericaUSANebraska
fossil_flyingreptilecrest_commonx1
fossil_flyingreptilecrest_uncommonx1
fossil_flyingreptilecrest_rarex1
807:00$960,0003
Pierre ShaleNorth AmericaUSAMontana
fossil_flyingreptilecrest_commonx1
fossil_flyingreptilecrest_uncommonx1
fossil_flyingreptilecrest_rarex1
1007:00$960,0003
Smoky Hill ChalkNorth AmericaUSAKansas
fossil_flyingreptilecrest_commonx1
fossil_flyingreptilecrest_uncommonx1
1007:00$640,0003

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 3
Requirements (Genetics)8
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:00
Cost$210,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)8
Scientists (Max)3
Duration06:00
Cost$420,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Humility-75%Needy
Sociability25%Social
Habituation6%Docile
Nocturnal16%Nocturnal
Offence-50%Weak

Disease

ImmuneFoot And Mouth
SusceptibleNone

Description

Pteranodon is one of the largest pterosaurs ever to have existed with a wingspan stretching up to 7m, and is easily recognizable thanks to the crest on the top of its skull, which it uses for display purposes. Although its diet consists largely of fish, Pteranodon does not have teeth, chewing its prey with its beak – in fact, its name translates to ‘wing toothless’.

Discovery

With over 1,200 known specimens, Pteranodon is one of the most well-known genera of flying reptiles. The first remains were found in 1870 by American paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh in Kansas, when he unearthed numerous wing bones from the Smoky Hill Chalk Member. Initially the find was classified as Pterodactylus, but the 1876 excavation of a skull with no teeth confirmed that it was a new genus.

Paleoecology

Pteranodon lived around 80-85m years ago during the Late Cretaceous period, and is native to North America – particularly around the Western Interior Seaway. It lived alongside its relative Nyctosaurus and the toothed bird Ichthyornis, and built their nests high up to avoid predators.

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