When people come to the islands, they expect to see something dramatic, and this Polacanthus you’ve created delivers.

- Cabot Finch

Polacanthus is a genus of nodosaurid dinosaur that originated from Early Cretaceous Europe. A reclusive animal which doesn't tolerate more than six other dinosaurs in its enclosure, Polacanthus is first unlocked by the Hammond Foundation on Isla Pena.


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Polacanthus is a robust herbivore with a row of spikes running down its sides and tail and with an extra layer of spikes on its shoulders. It also has a thickened layer of bone with osteoderms across its hips. The base genome is grey coloured.

Behaviour Edit

Polacanthus is a shy species that prefers to live alone or in pairs with only a few other species in the same enclosure.

Palaeontology Edit

Polacanthus was discovered on the Isle of Wight in 1865. Unfortunately, its remains have so far been rather scattered and only its lower half and parts of its armour being well preserved. Polacanthus lived alongside many other species of dinosaur in the Isle of Wight and the English county of Sussex, including other obscure nodosaurs such as Horshamosaurus and Hylaeosaurus. Other dinosaur types include the fish eating Baryonyx, the fierce predator Neovenator, and ornithopods Hypsilophodon and Iguanodon.


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