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Dinosaur of the Day #122 - Suchomimus

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Suchomimus is a dinosaur which lived approximately 120 million years ago, during the Middle Cretaceous Period. It was first discovered in 1997. On December 4th of that year, David Varricchio found a giant thumb claw which belonged to this dinosaur. That discovery prompted Paul Sereno to do a more extensive search for this dinosaur’s fossils. This led to the discovery of the four hundred bone specimen that was eventually found in Niger, Africa. It was eventually named in 1998 by a team of paleontologists that included Paul Sereno, David Varricchio, Allison Beck, Jonathan Marcot, Christian Sidor, Didier Dutheil, Rudyard Sadleir, Boubacar Gado, Oliver Walter Mischa Rauhut, Gabrielle Lyon, Jeff and Gregory Wilson and Hans Larsson. The name they decided on was Suchomimus, which means “crocodile mimic.”

This dinosaur was about 36 feet long, 12 feet tall at the hips and weighed around 5 tons. An interesting fact about Suchomimus is that it’s named “crocodile mimic” because its skull is very much like the skull of a crocodile. It has a long, conical snout that contained over 120 teeth and seemed perfect for catching fish with. It also had huge claws that seemed like they would work well for holding fish for it to eat. Therefore, it is pretty safe to assume that the main diet of this dinosaur was probably fish. Although it is likely that it also lived off carrion and other forms of opportunistic meals. A strange diet indeed considering the availability of prey that also existed during that time, particularly sauropods and other herbivores. However, its slow moving speed may have prevented it from pursing such hunting opportunities.

Rarity: Common.
Metahub Tier: Scavenger.
Health: 3630.
Damage: 700.
Speed: 112
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

DNA can be used for: Suchotator.

Strike.
Gashing Wound.
Swap in Wound.

So, thoughts on this dinosaur? Is it worth including on a team? Tactics and suggestions? What changes would you make and anything else you can think of?`

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Dinosaur of the Day #123 - Suchotator
#2

Just as I was asking myself what to draw you post this, nice timing

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#3

You’d think that I would be annoyed to constantly see this dinosaur every single day, but you’d be wrong because my Suchotator is not yet level 30. :sweat_smile:

Also, 1997 just so happens to be one of my all-time favourite years! Coincidence? I THINK NOT.

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#4

You are very lucky. The last time I saw one of these in the wild was about September last year when we went on a trip to the coast. This never appears anywhere else I go. :frowning:

#5

Just find L4 before the update

#6

This! I just happen to work and live in L4.

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#7

My work is in L4 but it has never appeared there at any time my phone has been on. :cry:

#8

Then the migration had just begun

#9

I wouldn’t use it though as anything other than DNA farming for the hybrid, and even then, Suchatator has never been a good choice for me in the Arena.

#10

Really like this dino. I remember it’s old design.

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#11

When swap-ins first came about, I actually dumped a level 10 one in my team to see what would happen. It wasn’t too bad, but definitely not worth it in the long run, ha.

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#14

I’ve really missed your artwork. :slight_smile:

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#15

Expect special limited edition ones for a bunch of the hybrids

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