Tapejara

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAerial
EraEarly Cretaceous
FamilyTapejaridae
GenusTapejara
Bio GroupFlying Reptile

Size

Height (m)1.3
Length (m)4
Weight (kg)7

Rating

Base Appeal129
Appeal (Per $1MM)458.7
Appeal (Per Hectare)936.3
Base Dominance40
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Tapejara
Median

Stats

Security Rating2
Lifespan35 - 70
Resilience130
Attack24
Defence16
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance25
Poison Resistance155

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)185074%
Forest (m2)60024%
Water (m2)502%
Fish (m2)5

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group2 - 3
Ideal Population0 - 20
Area Need Growth+25%
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)
Romualdo FormationSouth AmericaBrazilCeara
fossil_flyingreptilecrest_commonx1
fossil_flyingreptilecrest_uncommonx3
fossil_flyingreptilecrest_rarex1
504:00$380,0003

Synthesis

Eggs2 - 6
Requirements (Genetics)7
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:30
Cost$125,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)7
Scientists (Max)3
Duration04:30
Cost$250,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Lifespan25%Long Lived
Humility-50%Needy
Sociability25%Social
Habituation7%Docile
Aggression-25%Aggressive
Nocturnal12%Nocturnal
Defence-25%Vulnerable

Disease

ImmuneFoot And Mouth
SusceptibleNone

Description

Easily recognized thanks to its unique appearance, Tapejara is a genus of Pterosaur native to Brazil with a brightly colored crest on top of its head that could grow up to a meter in length, helping it to attract mates. Its wingspan of around 4m makes it one of the smaller Pterosaurs, while the name Tapejara translates to ‘old being’.

Discovery

Information regarding the history of Tapejara is limited, as only one confirmed specimen has been recovered thus far. The genus was first classified in 1989 by Alexander Kellner, and in the following years further fossils were unearthed that were initially classified as Tapejara – however, these bones were subsequently found to be new genera, named Tupandactylus.

Paleoecology

Tapejara existed approximately 110m years ago during the Early Cretaceous period, flying across the skies of Brazil and diving down into the water to grab fish – although some paleontologists believe it may also have fed on fruit, or even the carcasses of dead animals.

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