Sinoceratops

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyCeratopsidae
GenusSinoceratops
Bio GroupArmored Herbivore

Size

Height (m)4.2
Length (m)8.1
Weight (kg)2,000

Rating

Base Appeal110
Appeal (Per $1MM)327.4
Appeal (Per Hectare)402.9
Base Dominance90
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Sinoceratops
Median

Stats

Security Rating4
Lifespan38 - 75
Resilience130
Attack56
Defence34
Medical Dart Resistance106
Sedative Resistance90
Poison Resistance100

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Forest (m2)170032%
Water (m2)1503%
Ground Fiber (m2)340065%

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group2 - 3
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)
Xingezhuang FormationAsiaChinaZhucheng
fossil_ceratopsia_commonx5
fossil_ceratopsia_uncommonx4
fossil_ceratopsia_rarex3
807:00$1,080,0003

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 4
Requirements (Genetics)8
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:40
Cost$140,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)8
Scientists (Max)3
Duration05:00
Cost$280,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Humility-75%Needy
Sociability25%Social
Habituation8%Docile
Nocturnal8%Nocturnal
Defence25%Defensive
Fitness-75%Unfit

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleHookworms

Description

The ceratopsian dinosaur Sinoceratops existed in China around 73m years ago, and is easily identifiable thanks to the large horn on its snout. This genus can grow up to 8.1m in length and weigh as much as two tons, while the eye-catching frill above its neck helps it to attract mates. The name Sinoceratops is derived from its appearance and its environment, translating to ‘Chinese horned face’.

Discovery

Sinoceratops was the first ceratopsid to be discovered in China, when a partial skull was excavated from the Xingezhuang Formation, Shandong in 2008 – a significant find, showing that ceratopsian dinosaurs may have migrated from North America to Asia. Further specimens have been found in the same location, allowing researcher Xu Xing to name the genus Sinoceratops formally.

Paleoecology

Sinoceratops roamed China during the Late Cretaceous period, gravitating towards wetlands, marshes and rivers where low-lying vegetation such as ferns and plants was more plentiful. It shared its environment with numerous dinosaurs including the predator Zhuchengtyrannus, although once fully grown it was able to defend itself from attack.

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