Triceratops

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyCeratopsidae
GenusTriceratops

Size

Height (m)3.6
Length (m)8.9
Weight (kg)12,000

Rating

Base Appeal108
Appeal (Per $1MM)284.8
Base Dominance114
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Base Dominance
Triceratops
Median

Stats

Security Rating4
Lifespan37 - 73
Resilience130
Attack76
Defence38
Medical Dart Resistance106
Sedative Resistance106
Poison Resistance100

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Forest (m2)240048%
Water (m2)2505%
Ground Fiber (m2)240048%

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group2 - 6
Ideal Population1 - 16
Population Needs+20%
Dislikes
Disliked By
Likes
Liked By
None
Fight
Hunt
Pack Hunt

Scripted behaviors against each species in this likes/dislikes subset, not guaranteed to happen. Dominance, territory, and traits etc determine whether they would actually fight.

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by retrieving the fossil from one of the following dig sites:

Dig SitesFossil SizeFossil QuantityLocationsRequirements (Logistics)DurationCostScientists (Max)
Hell Creek Formation B11North America | USA | Montana604:00$400,0003
21
32
Lance Formation Site B13North America | USA | Wyoming604:00$400,0003
22
31

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 6
Requirements (Genetics)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration01:15
Cost$175,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)6
Scientists (Max)3
Duration03:45
Cost$350,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)6
Sociability25%Social
Habituation8.5%Docile
Aggression-25%Aggressive
Nocturnal6%Nocturnal
Offence-50%Weak

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleHookworms

Description

The herbivorous dinosaur Triceratops is one of the largest ceratopsidae, at around 9m in length and weighing 12 tons. Notable for its large frill and the three horns on its head – which give rise to its name, which translates to ‘three-horned face – Triceratops’ diet consists mainly of ground level vegetation, although their size may have enabled them to knock over larger plants and trees to feed on.

Discovery

Triceratops was discovered in 1887, when George Lyman Cannon found a partial skull with two horns close to Denver, Colorado and sent the specimen to famous paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh. The bones were initially considered to belong to a large bison but, two years later, Marsh realized that they belonged to a previously undiscovered genus of horned dinosaur, which he named Triceratops.

Paleoecology

This genus lived in the United States approximately 66-68m years ago during the Late Cretaceous period, roaming the forests and plains where food was easy to find. Numerous dinosaurs co-existed in Triceratops’ environment, including Torosaurus, Ankylosaurus and Stygimoloch, while Triceratops needed its horns to defend itself from predators including Tyrannosaurus.

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