Sauropelta

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraEarly Cretaceous
FamilyNodosauridae
GenusSauropelta
Bio GroupArmored Herbivore

Size

Height (m)2.1
Length (m)8
Weight (kg)1,500

Rating

Base Appeal110
Appeal (Per $1MM)502.9
Appeal (Per Hectare)399.5
Base Dominance96
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Sauropelta
Median

Stats

Security Rating2
Lifespan33 - 66
Resilience130
Attack50
Defence46
Medical Dart Resistance76
Sedative Resistance60
Poison Resistance100

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)95032%
Water (m2)1003%
Ground Fruit (m2)95032%
Ground Leaf (m2)95032%

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 8
Area Need Growth+80%
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)
Cedar Mountain FormationNorth AmericaUSAEastern Utah
fossil_ankylosauria_commonx1
fossil_ankylosauria_uncommonx1
fossil_ankylosauria_rarex2
604:00$380,0003
Cloverly FormationNorth AmericaUSAUtah
fossil_ankylosauria_commonx3
fossil_ankylosauria_uncommonx2
fossil_ankylosauria_rarex1
605:30$480,0003
Morrison Formation CNorth AmericaUSAColorado
fossil_ankylosauria_commonx1
fossil_ankylosauria_uncommonx1
805:30$640,0003

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 3
Requirements (Genetics)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:15
Cost$87,500

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:45
Cost$175,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Sociability-25%Antisocial
Habituation8.5%Docile
Nocturnal6%Nocturnal
Offence-50%Weak
Defence25%Defensive

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleNone

Description

Sauropelta is a genus of herbivorous dinosaur native to North America, and is easily recognized thanks to the large spikes that extend from its neck. Due to its large size – weighing around 1.5 tons – Sauropelta cannot run at high speeds, so it relies on being able to defend itself from predators; as well as defensive spikes that can be used to repel attackers, it has thick armor covering most of its body – lending the genus its name, which translates to ‘lizard shield’.

Discovery

The first Sauropelta fossils were found by Barnum Brown, an American paleontologist known as ‘Mr. Bones’, in 1930. Brown excavated a partial skeleton from the Cloverly Formation in Montana. However, it wasn’t until 1970 that the remains were officially classified as a new genus by fellow paleontologist John Ostrom, after he excavated related fossils from the same location.

Paleoecology

Sauropelta existed during the Early Cretaceous period around 95-120m years ago, roaming the wide floodplains of the western United States in search of ground-level vegetation. It lived alongside a wide variety of dinosaurs, including the predator Deinonychus.

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