Quetzalcoatlus

Quetzalcoatlus
Release Version: Dominion Biosyn Expansion

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAerial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyAzhdarchidae
GenusQuetzalcoatlus
Bio GroupFlying Reptile

Size

Height (m)5.5
Length (m)15
Weight (kg)250

Rating

Base Appeal2400
Appeal (Per $1MM)640.0
Appeal (Per Hectare)4441.4
Base Dominance275
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Quetzalcoatlus
Median

Stats

Lifespan35 - 70
Resilience130
Attack180
Defence95
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance360
Poison Resistance155

Security

Security Rating4
Threat
Helicopter
Human
Ranger Team
Dinosaur Send / SummonNo

Environmental Needs

Comfort43% , 85% , 95%
Rock (m2)280039%
Sand (m2)190026%
Water (m2)250035%
Fish (m2)5

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 20
Area Need Growth+25%
Likes
Liked By
Dislikes
Disliked By
Neutral
None
Fight
Hunt
Pack Hunt
Socialize

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)DurationCost
Javelina Formation
North America
USA
Texas
fossil_flyingreptilecrest_common
x4
fossil_flyingreptilecrest_uncommon
x3
fossil_flyingreptilecrest_rare
x3
407:30$540,000

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 1
Requirements (Genetics)13
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:20
Cost$1,250,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)13
Scientists (Max)3
Duration10:00
Cost$2,500,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Sociability25%
Social
Tolerance75%
Intolerant
Habituation4%
Docile
Aggression50%
Aggressive
Nocturnal24%
Nocturnal
Fitness50%
Fit

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

The piscivorous pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus dates back to the late Cretaceous period and is considered to be one of the largest flying animals the world has ever seen, with a wingspan in excess of 10m – roughly the size of a small aeroplane. The name Quetzalcoatlus stems from the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, meaning ‘feathered serpent’.

Discovery

Quetzalcoatlus was discovered through chance by Douglas A. Lawson in 1971 - while digging for sauropods at Big Bend National Park in Texas, Lawson’s team unearthed a giant wing bone fossil. The bone was so large that there was much controversy over what animal the specimen belonged to, but Lawson was able to show comparisons to Pterodactyl that confirmed it was, in fact, a new genus.

Paleoecology

This genus lived in the southern states of the USA around 66-72 million years ago and shared its environment with a range of other pterosaurs, as well as many dinosaurs including Triceratops and the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex. Quetzalcoatlus remains have mainly been found inland, although this may be because remains were unable to be preserved closer to the coast.

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