Herrerasaurus

Release Version: Carnivore Dinosaur Pack

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraTriassic
FamilyHerrerasauridae
GenusHerrerasaurus
Bio GroupSmall Carnivore

Size

Height (m)2
Length (m)6
Weight (kg)350

Rating

Base Appeal56
Appeal (Per $1MM)116.7
Appeal (Per Hectare)74.0
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)
Herrerasaurus
Median

Stats

Lifespan48 - 64
Resilience34
Attack65
Defence18
Medical Dart Resistance118
Sedative Resistance118
Poison Resistance118

Environmental Needs

Comfort threshold50%
Grassland (m2)1550068%
Forest (m2)720032%

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 5
Ideal Population0 - 22

Unlock requirements

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

Dig SitesFossil QualityFossil QuantityLocationsDurationCost
Ischigualasto Formation14South America | Argentina | San Juan Province02:00$105,000
28
37

Incubation

Duration04:29 - 05:00
Cost480,000

Disease

ImmuneBracken Poisoning
SusceptibleCampylobacter

Description

Herrerasaurus was a small carnivore from the Late Triassic Period, one of the oldest carnivores known. This dinosaur had a flexible jaw that allowed it to grip on to its prey. Based on its size, it likely hunted small and medium herbivores. Fossil evidence suggests that this dinosaur was capable of digesting bone.

Discovery

The first Herrerasaurus specimens were discovered in 1959 by Andean goatherd Victorino Herrera. Herrera spotted the fossils in surface level rock of the Ischigualasto Formation near the city of San Juan, Argentina. Paleontologist Osvaldo Reig named the dinosaur after Herrera, and initially classified it as a Carnosaur, the group that contains, among others, Carcharodontosaurus, Allosaurus, and Metriacanthosaurus. The fragmentary nature of the initial specimens made a conclusive classification difficult, but in 1988, a near complete skeleton was discovered, again in Argentina. Since this discovery, Herrerasaurus has been classified as completely distinct from theropods, despite superficial similarities.

Paleoecology

The Ischigualasto Formation was likely a warm, humid, forest-covered floodplain, subject to volcanic activity and strong rainy seasons. Ferns, horsetails, and giant conifers would have been common plants.

Elsewhere on Paleo.GG

Jurassic World Evolution 2
Herrerasaurus

Herrerasaurus

Jurassic World Primal Ops
Herrerasaurus

Herrerasaurus

Paleo.GG

Games

Jurassic World AliveJurassic World: The GameJurassic World Evolution 2Jurassic World EvolutionJurassic World Primal OpsJurassic Park: Operation GenesisFossil Fighters

Paleo.GG is not affiliated with or endorsed by copyright holders of the game, such as © Universal City Studios LLC, © Amblin Entertainment Inc, © Ludia Inc, © Frontier Developments PLC, and © Behaviour Interactive Inc.

App logo is made by Smashicons.