Maiasaura

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietHerbivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraLate Cretaceous
FamilyHadrosauridae
GenusMaiasaura
Bio GroupMedium Herbivore

Size

Height (m)3
Length (m)9
Weight (kg)1,000

Rating

Base Appeal21
Appeal (Per $1MM)127.3
Appeal (Per Hectare)121.7
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)
Maiasaura
Median

Stats

Lifespan45 - 105
Resilience54
Attack10
Defence0
Medical Dart Resistance82
Sedative Resistance82
Poison Resistance128

Environmental Needs

Comfort threshold25%
Grassland (m2)760055%
Forest (m2)620045%
Preferred PaleobotanyConifersConifers
PalmsPalms
Rotten WoodRotten Wood
GinkgoGinkgo
Harmful PaleobotanyHorsetailsHorsetails
CycadsCycads
GrassesGrasses

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group4 - 12
Ideal Population4 - 23

Unlock requirements

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

Dig SitesFossil QualityFossil QuantityLocationsDurationCost
Egg Mountain13North America | USA | Montana02:00$90,000
210
37

Incubation

Duration03:00 - 03:20
Cost165,000

Disease

ImmuneNone
SusceptibleAvian Influenza

Description

Maiasaura was a large hadrosaur (duck-billed dinosaur). Its name means 'good mother lizard' in reference to the first finds of nests and young. It was the first dinosaur in space when Loren Acton took fossils on a Spacelab mission in 1985. Their distinctive crest was likely used in head-butting contests. They could walk on four or two legs, and they most likely lived in vast herds.

Discovery

The first find for Maiasaura was a skull in 1979. Since then other finds have been uncovered around Montana. These finds also provided the first proof that large dinosaurs raised and fed their young.

Paleoecology

The Two Medicine Formation was a semi-arid region with conifers, ferns and horsetail plants.

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