Tylosaurus

Tylosaurus
Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietPiscivore
HabitatAquatic
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyMosasauridae
GenusTylosaurus
Bio GroupMarine Reptile

Size

Height (m)1.4
Length (m)14
Weight (kg)18,000

Rating

Base Appeal1661
Appeal (Per $1MM)885.9
Appeal (Per Hectare)646.9
Base Dominance140
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)Base Dominance
Tylosaurus
Median

Stats

Lifespan40 - 80
Resilience130
Attack110
Defence30
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance82
Poison Resistance150

Security

Security Rating4
Threat
None
Dinosaur Send / SummonNo

Environmental Needs

Comfort50% , 70% , 90%
Open Space (m2)22000100%
Tuna (m2)7

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 15
Area Need Growth+150%
Likes
  • None
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
Smoky Hill Chalk
North America
USA
Kansas
fossil_mosasaur_common
x4
fossil_mosasaur_uncommon
x3
fossil_mosasaur_rare
x3
1007:00$640,000

Synthesis

Eggs1 - 3
Requirements (Genetics)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration02:40
Cost$750,000

Incubation

Requirements (Welfare)10
Scientists (Max)3
Duration08:00
Cost$1,500,000

Genome Trait Chances

Genetic Mods (Max)7
Sociability25%
Antisocial
Tolerance25%
Intolerant
Aggression75%
Aggressive
Offence25%
Strong

Disease

ImmuneAlgae Poisoning
Bracken Poisoning
Foot And Mouth
Ivy Poisoning
Hyperoxalemia
SusceptibleNone

Description

Tylosaurus is a large marine reptile that first existed in the Western Interior Seaway that ran through the United States and Canada during the Late Cretaceous period. Tylosaurus is one of the largest mosasaurs ever to have existed, and was the apex predator of its marine environment - studies have shown that it fed on sharks, plesiosaurs and even other mosasaurs.

Discovery

The genus was first described by Edward Drinker Cope in 1869, based on his analysis of a partial skull found in the Niobrara Formation in Kansas. Initially, knowledge of Tylosaurus was limited due to the lack of a complete skeleton, but further remains uncovered during the 20th Century have developed a much wider understanding of the genus, with numerous species of Tylosaurus now formally recognized.

Paleoecology

Tylosaurus remains have been unearthed across the western United States, and research suggests it lived around 80m years ago. Its powerful tail and paddle-shaped limbs allowed it to swim quickly through the water, while its huge size and sharp teeth ensured that anything that crossed Tylosaurus’ path was potential prey.

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