Acrocanthosaurus

Release Version: Carnivore Dinosaur Pack

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraEarly Cretaceous
FamilyCarcharodontosauridae
GenusAcrocanthosaurus
Bio GroupLarge Carnivore

Size

Height (m)3
Length (m)12
Weight (kg)6,200

Rating

Base Appeal153
Appeal (Per $1MM)79.7
Appeal (Per Hectare)82.9
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)
Acrocanthosaurus
Median

Stats

Lifespan52 - 68
Resilience88
Attack101
Defence34
Medical Dart Resistance158
Sedative Resistance158
Poison Resistance158

Environmental Needs

Comfort threshold85%
Grassland (m2)2230081%
Forest (m2)540019%

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 15

Unlock requirements

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

Dig SitesFossil QualityFossil QuantityLocationsDurationCost
Antlers Formation12North America | USA | Oklahoma02:00$75,000
24
33
Twin Mountains Formation12North America | USA | Texas02:00$75,000
24
34

Incubation

Duration05:40 - 06:20
Cost1,920,000

Disease

ImmuneBracken Poisoning
SusceptibleCampylobacter

Description

Acrocanthosaurus was a North American Early Cretaceous apex predator that preyed on Sauropods, Ornithopods, and Ankylosaurs. Like Spinosaurus, it features large spines running along its back, giving it a name that translates to 'high-spined lizard'. These spines differ from Spinosaurus in that they likely supported a ridge of muscle, rather than a sail. The spines could have been used to assert dominance and attract mates, or perhaps for body temperature regulation.

Discovery

The first Acrocanthosaurus specimens to be discovered consisted of material from the Antlers Formation in Oklahoma, excavated in the early 1940s. The name 'Acrocanthosaurus' was coined in 1950 by J. Willis Stovall and Wann Langston Jr. In the 1990s, Cephis Hall and Sid Love discovered a much more complete specimen which revealed information on the forelimbs, feet, and skull. Hall and Love's discovery was unusual in that it was a major dinosaur find, excavated by amateurs, independent from any academic or commercial sponsorship. Initially digging with permission, Hall and Love were taken to court once the company who owned the land found out how valuable the specimen was.

Paleoecology

A large predator like Acrocanthosaurus likely inhabited multiple types of environment in its life. Areas where Acrocanthosaurus fossils have been discovered are believed to have been, at the time, coastal areas and floodplains.

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