ARK Survival Evolved: Archaeopteryx

ARK Survival Evolved: Archaeopteryx

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ARK Survival Evolved: Archaeopteryx
Common Name Archaeopteryx
Group Birds
Species Archaeopteryx magnamilvum
Time Late Jurassic
Diet Carnivore
Temperament Fearful
Egg Archaeopteryx Egg
Feces Size Small
XP For Kill Level : 0.50 XP
PC Release Date September 12, 2016 (v247.0)
Xbox Release Date September 16, 2016 (v741.0)
Spawn Command [Expand]
Favorite Kibble Kibble (Diplo Egg)
Tameable Yes
Rideable Yes
Rideable No (but usable for gliding)
Incubation Range 16 – 20 °C / 61 – 68 °F
Incubation Time 2h 37m
Baby Stage Time 1h 32m
Juvenile Time 6h 10m
Adolescent Time 7h 42m
Breeding Interval 18h – 2d

Archaeopteryx is another creature living in most of the trees in ARK Survival Evolved. It’s a fearful dinosaur, however, it possibly runs away from the conflict and dodges the fights. It’s not easy to domesticate this creature, but if you are so interested in it, and want to tame one, then you should find out some strategies, tips as well as awesome information about Archaeopteryx now1

Basic Info


Wild: Archaeopteryx is one meter in length and mostly lives in the tree. It doesn’t want to contact to the ground and will dodge it as much as it can. This creature really likes to be in the safe place in most of the trees where the predators can’t approach.

Domesticated: Although this creature is not big enough to carry an adult human, it still possesses an amazing value! It doesn’t have a flying skill, but the wings of it have enough strength to strongly reduce the speed of a person when dropping if he is holding this creature while flying. It may be hard a bit and troublesome to domesticate Archaeopteryx since it rejects to swallow the most usual sources of food and likes to slip to a safe place when it catches sight of any intruder.

Known Information: It’s feasible that this creature is not able to create sufficient lift to do more than slip a long distance in the middle of some perches. Archaeopteryx can become a fastidious eater because it’s so picky and it only wants to swallow rare insect matter. Possibly, it gets some food sources when nesting in the diseased trees.


Because it lives in a severe environment, Archaeopteryx usually runs away when it figures out the sign of clash. If any survivor tries to chase it down, possibly he will get lost deep in the forest and can get attacked and eaten by Terror Birds or Carnos.


Seemingly, the appearance of Archaeopteryx is the combination of reptile and bird. It moves on two legs just like a bird and its body is filled with feathers with two wings on it. But its face is very long and just like a reptile’s face. It has some pointed teeth in the mouth and it uses them to tear apart the insects when eating. Also, this creature has a long tail to help it sprint on the ground. With the clawed hands, it will use them to climb trees.

Color Scheme and Regions

This part will illustrate the natural colors and regions of Archaeopteryx. To get an illustration, some regions below are painted in red on a white Archaeopteryx. The painted squares that are displayed below every region’s description are the colors that this creature will generate at random in order to give out a general scope of its natural color scheme. Move your mouse cursor over a color to see the name and ID

This region information can be utilized in the console command by the server admins like this “cheat SetTargetDinoColor ”

For instance, using “cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6” would help paint the sides, wings, tail and face magenta of this creature.

Sides, Tail, Wings and Face

Region 0:
Sides, Tail, Wings and Face


Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.


Region 2:


Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Top & Wing Tips

Region 4:
Top & Wing Tips

Underside & Accents

Region 5:
Underside & Accents


  • Raw Meat
  • Hide

Remember, the information is not completely true because it is just a speculation based on the details of other identical creatures.

Base Stats and Growth

In Survival of the Fittest, the creatures will possess discrepant stats

Basic Stats

Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
5Health ? ? ?
1Stamina ? ? ?
2Oxygen ? ? ?
3Food ? ? ?
6Weight ? ? ?
7Melee Damage ? ? ?
4Movement Speed ? N/A3 ?
8Torpor 100 +6 N/A4
  1. Percentages are depended on the value of the stat at the moment when the creature was domesticated (after the effectiveness of taming)
  2. The absolute Base Damage is displayed here rather than the percentage.
  3. The movement speed of untamed creatures won’t be developed and leveled up.
  4. Torpor develops every single level on the untamed creatures, but it can’t be developed after they are domesticated.
  • Check out Base Creature Statistics to find out a comparison of the creatures’ stats.
  • If you want to research on the way that levelup calculation operates, you should check out Creature Stats Calculation

Movement Speed

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking  ?  ?  ?  ?
Swimming  ? N/A N/A N/A
  • The table shown above is the base speeds of the creature, and they are at 100% Movement Speed.
  • Check out Base Creature Speeds to find out a comparison of the creatures’ speeds



Remember these values are only for optimum situations, they always have additional supplies.

You can check out an external taming calculator if you want!

Ingredients for   Kibble (Pelagornis Egg): 1 ×   Pelagornis Egg , 1 ×   Citronal , 10 ×   Chitin , 2 ×   Mejoberry , 3 ×   Fiber , 1 ×   Water

Favorite Food

  • Kibble (Pelagornis Egg)
  • Chitin

KO Strategy

Sometimes, you can see Archaeopteryx roaming around the forest floor. If a survivor tries to see one in a reasonable environment and doesn’t make it scared, this creature can toss a Bola at that survivor effortlessly. You can utilize your fits to defeat it because using a bow or Crossbow can make you kill it easily. If it tries to escapes and climbs the tree, just wait until it comes down and then you can toss a Bola at it in the air since it’s unable to make away in the air


This part will center on how to battle against Archaeopteryx


This creature doesn’t have high health! It won’t launch its attack and willingly escape away when someone gets closer or assault it.


You can try using any ways to attack it and that way will perfectly work, provided that the damage is given before it runs away.


Archaeopteryx will not assault regardless it’s untamed or tamed


Archaeopteryx is not dangerous! But it lives in a hostile environment where there are numerous deadly predators.


They don’t have high HP, so you can launch any attack provided that they can’t run away after being assaulted.



Aerial Lifejacket

From time to time, the players will press key W while they are riding a mount, which makes them dismount in the air. Due to this, the player is sometimes unable to mount again. With the potential for this creature to be carried while mounting an animal, the slipping skill, and airtime of it will permit one to slip back to their mount safe and sound.

Run-away Artist

If the terrain is just even slightly different a bit, it’s enough to make a player fly considerable distances when bearing an Archaeopteryx. This creature is helpful for escaping from chasing predators.

Moveable Hanglider

The Archaeopteryx can be called a hang-glider because it has maneuverability and drop speed at a slow pace. The players are permitted to jump over gaps and can descend safely. You can disable or reactivate this skill by using Reload key (default key R)


Gathering Tree Sap

If you set it to roam around, it will gently collect Tree Sap from some trees, mostly from redwood and Joshua tree. Every 5 or 10 minutes, it will gather roughly 1-2 Sap


The dossier was launched on January  4, 2016

When being domesticated, seemingly Archaeopteryx won’t assault the enemies, even if you set it hostile or if they are under attack.

You can catch sight of Archaeopteryx roaming around the cactus forests on Scorched Earth

This creature only absorbs Chitin, even if you domesticate already, or throughout the maturation periods from a baby to fully grown.

Although it is a creature that has wings, it still can be brought and carried by other flying animals.


Coming soon.

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