Category: Mammal

Dino Dossier: Gigantopithecus – Bigfoot / Sasquatch

A new announcement of a well known mammal – Gigantopithecus – translated: Big Ape. Hopefully he’s not as violent as the other ape like animals in the game, who run around, build bases and kill each other. ;-)Common Name:GigantopithecusSpecies:Gigantopithecus fibraratorTime:PleistoceneDiet:HerbivoreTemperament:TerritorialDomesticationTameable:YesRideable:YesCommand:admincheat summon BigFoot_Character_BP_CWild: Gigantopithecus fibrarator is a strange creature. It is usually quite passive, but it has […]

Dino Dossier: Castoroides – Beaver

This charming fellow is the most recent animal in ARK: Survival Evolved. Community Manager Jat introduced the creature <a href=””>on Steam</a> earlier today. And yes, it’s a huge beaver! Knowing that it’s quite unsurprising that the creature will dwell near the water. Though the dossier mentions dams, the presence of beaver-built dams in the game […]

Dino Dossier: Paraceratherium aka Paracer

Common Name:ParacerSpecies:Paraceratherium gigamicusTime:OligoceneDiet:HerbivoreTemperament:DocileDomesticationTameable:YesRideable:YesWild: Paraceratherium Gigamicus is a massive, long-necked mammal that inhabits some of the island’s grasslands. It resembles a gigantic horse/rhinoceros hybrid, but is over twice the size of either. Paraceratherium is a very peaceful and friendly herbivore, and doesn’t even seem to mind other creatures near its nest.Domesticated: A beast of burden second to […]

Dino Dossier: Sabertooth

Common Name:SabertoothSpecies:Smilodon brutalisTime:Early Pleistocene/HoloceneDiet:CarnivoreTemperament:AggressiveDomesticationTameable:YesRideable:YesSaddle:Sabertooth Saddle (Lvl. 45)Command:admincheat summon Saber_Character_BP_CWild: Smilodon brutalis is a solitary predator, generally found in cold, lightly wooded areas. The island’s mountains are the perfect habitat, as the mammal’s fur keeps it safe from the bitter temperature. While its huge fangs are excellent for delivering deathblows, the creature’s claws can be just as […]

Dino Dossier: Phiomia

Common Name:PhiomiaSpecies:Phiomia ignavusTime:Late Eocene Early OligoceneDiet:HerbivoreTemperament:SkittishDomesticationTameable:YesRideable:YesSaddle:Phiomia Saddle (Lvl. 5)Command:admincheat summon Phiomia_Character_BP_CWild: Phiomia ignavus is another herd animal on the island. They are small enough that almost any predator can bring them down, but large enough to provide plenty of meat.Domesticated: While it is completely possible to ride a Phiomia around, they are a meager choice. They […]

Dino Dossier: Mammoth

Common Name:MammothSpecies:Mammuthus steincaputTime:Early PlioceneDiet:HerbivoreTemperament:DocileDomesticationTameable:YesRideable:YesSaddle:Mammoth Saddle (Lvl. 40)Command:admincheat summon Mammoth_Character_BP_CWild: Seeing the likes of Mammuthus steincaput alongside dinosaurs is still strange.Domesticated: Mammuthus steincaput is a difficult beast to domesticate. Not because they are inherently stubborn, but because knocking one out to begin the taming process takes forever. Once tamed, however, Mammoths are one of the only creatures […]

Dino Dossier: Bat

Common Name:BatSpecies:Onychonycteris specuncolaTime:EoceneDiet:OmnivoreTemperament:AggressiveDomesticationTameable:NoRideable:NoCommand:admincheat summon Bat_Character_BP_CWild: Onychonycteris specuncola is one of the few omnivores I’ve seen on the island. They seem to live primarily off the mushrooms and moss within the caves, but they attack almost any non-insect on sight.Domesticated: Not large enough to be used as mounts, and not strong enough to carry much, Onychonycteris still […]

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