Metriacanthosaurus

Release Version: Base Game

Classification

DietCarnivore
HabitatTerrestrial
EraMiddle Jurassic
FamilyMetriacanthosauridae
GenusMetriacanthosaurus
Bio GroupLarge Carnivore

Size

Height (m)2
Length (m)8
Weight (kg)2,000

Rating

Base Appeal84
Appeal (Per $1MM)96.2
Appeal (Per Hectare)55.5
Base AppealAppeal (Per $1MM)Appeal (Per Hectare)
Metriacanthosaurus
Median

Stats

Lifespan67 - 80
Resilience81
Attack77
Defence20
Medical Dart Resistance60
Sedative Resistance60
Poison Resistance100

Environmental Needs

Comfort threshold50%
Grassland (m2)1540068%
Forest (m2)730032%

Cohabitation Preferences

Social Group1 - 2
Ideal Population0 - 18

Unlock requirements

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

Dig SitesFossil QualityFossil QuantityLocationsDurationCost
Oxford Clay13Europe | UK | Weymouth02:00$75,000
210
37

Incubation

Duration04:30 - 05:00
Cost873,000

Disease

ImmuneBracken Poisoning
SusceptibleHookworms

Description

Metriacanthosaurus was a large theropod that once hunted across Europe. Its name means 'moderately spined lizard' in reference to the spines on its vertebrae. Comparatively little is known about this dinosaur compared to its contemporaries like Allosaurus.

Discovery

Metriacanthosaurus was originally classified as a species of Megalosaurus from remains found in Oxford Clay in the UK. In 1964 it was identified as a separate genus.

Paleoecology

Oxford Clay contains a rich variety of remains including marine animals, indicating that Metriacanthosaurus hunted in coastal regions and near waterways.

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