Dreadnoughtus

Release Version: Cretaceous Dinosaur Pack

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyTitanosauridae
GenusDreadnoughtus
Bio GroupGiant Herbivore

Size

Height (m)6
Length (m)26
Weight (kg)65,400

Rating

Base Appeal110
Appeal (Per $1MM)129.4
Appeal (Per Hectare)55.0
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)
Dreadnoughtus
Median

Stats

Lifespan70 - 110
Resilience64
Attack46
Defence0
Medical Dart Resistance300
Sedative Resistance300
Poison Resistance300

Environmental Needs

Comfort threshold50%
Grassland (m2)2500063%
Forest (m2)1500038%
Preferred PaleobotanyConifersConifers
Tree FernsTree Ferns
GinkgoGinkgo
Harmful PaleobotanyPaw PawPaw Paw
MossesMosses
HorsetailsHorsetails

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 3
Ideal Population0 - 15

Unlock requirements

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

Dig SitesFossil QualityFossil QuantityLocationsDurationCost
Cerro Fortaleza Formation14South America | Argentina | Santa Cruz Province02:00$105,000
28
37

Incubation

Duration07:00 - 07:30
Cost850,000

Disease

ImmuneCommon Cold
SusceptibleBracken Poisoning

Description

Weighing 65 tons (equivalent to 7 T. rex), Dreadnoughtus is not just the largest dinosaur ever discovered, it's the largest animal known that ever walked the earth. The name 'Dreadnoughtus' alludes to the dreadnought, a type of battleship, and means "fears nothing". These massive dinosaurs likely had no natural predators, although multiple teeth of small theropods were found with the specimens, indicating a Dreadnoughtus carcass was a popular destination for scavengers.

Discovery

First discovered in southern Patagonia in 2005 by Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara, and unearthed over the course of four years, two incomplete Dreadnoughtus skeletons have been discovered to date. 70 percent of the skeleton has been recovered, as the specimens were likely buried quickly by a flood or mudslide. The unusually high completion of the skeleton - including most of the tail and neck, forelimbs and hindlimbs, and more - means it is possible to calculate the weight of the Dreadnoughtus with confidence.

Paleoecology

The Cerro Fortaleza Formation, where the Dreadnoughtus specimens were discovered, was likely a humid, swamp-like environment with a high level of rainfall.

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