Thylacoleo

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Thylacoleo.png
Thylacoleo
Thylacoleo Dossier.jpg
Common Name
Thylacoleo
Group
Species
Thylacoleo furtimorsus
Time Period
Late Pliocene - Late Pleistocene
Diet
Temperament
Aggressive
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Spawn Command
admincheat summon Thylacoleo_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Thylacoleo/Thylacoleo_Character_BP.Thylacoleo_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
10 XP
Special Loot Chance
30%
Feces Size
Gestation Time
4h 10m 37s
Baby Time
4h 52m 23s
Juvenile Time
19h 29m 35s
Adolescent Time
1d 0h 21m 59s
Total Maturation Time
2d 0h 43m 57s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

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 Very Common
 
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The Thylacoleo (thy-lah-ko-lee-oh) is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

The Thylacoleo will only spawn in the Redwoods on The Island or The Center Map. In Scorched Earth the Thylacoleo will spawn at the edges of the desert and on low lying cliffs.

Dossier[edit | edit source]

This dossier section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena, the author of the dossiers has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creatures.

NoteHelena.png
Wild
Thylacoleo furtimorsus is a large, powerful marsupial that can often be found hunting around trees. Its long claws and semi-opposable digits make it an apt climber, a quality that Thylacoleo uses to its advantage while hunting. It clambers up trees and waits to ambush passing prey by pouncing upon them. When something that large jumps onto a target, it becomes stunned and doesn't stand much chance.
Domesticated
Thylacoleo is a moderately strong mount, and its ability to climb trees makes it useful for traversal such that developing tribes often tame it. Small raiding parties particularly favor Thylacoleo, as it is well suited to ambushes and unfair fights!
Known Information
Thylacoleo's most notable fighting quality is its powerful jaws. Once it bites its prey, it locks its jaw in an iron-strength grip that can hold most smaller creatures in place. Thylacoleo then goes on to savage its prey with its sharp claws. If it needs to escape a fight, Thylacoleo uses its muscular hind legs to jump back to safety among the trees.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Thylacoleo often hide high in the redwood trees, faced down towards its prey. Upon entering agro range, the Thylacoleo will leap from above, pinning any prey beneath its weight, even knocking players off of any mount.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Also known as the "marsupial lion", Thylacoleo is a powerful pouched predator native to the island's towering redwood forests, pursuing a semi-arboreal lifestyle as it chambers and leaps between the trees. A strong bite - the strongest of any land mammal - and bolt cutter-like teeth make this creature a formidable ambush predator, leaping from above to crush the necks of its prey.




Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Thylacoleo's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Thylacoleo. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Thylacoleo will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

Server admins can use this region information in the Console Command "cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID>".
For example, "cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6" would color the Thylacoleo's "body" magenta.

Thylacoleo PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Thylacoleo PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Stripes
Thylacoleo PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Stomach


Drops[edit | edit source]


Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
Health.png Health 700 +140 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png Stamina 400 +40 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 200 +20 +10%
Food.png Food 1500 +150 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 400 +8 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 402 +2 +1.7% 5.6% 15.4%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +2.5% 30%
Torpor.png Torpor 700 +42 N/A4 0.5

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpor increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 230 1150 1150  ?
Swimming 600 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Claw Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 350 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 40
Release Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
Roar Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
Pounce Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0
Maul Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 0 0 0


Wild Stats Level-up

Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding-stats with an external tool.[1]

Thylacoleo
The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps

Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.

Combat[edit | edit source]

Thylacoleo seems to be aggressive only while on the trees. If on the ground it will pursue the player only when really close. Its aggro range seems to be similar to the therizino's one.

General[edit | edit source]

The Thylacoleo spawns on the side of trees ready to pounce. Should a player be flying near it, the Thylacoleo will leap off the tree pulling you from your mount to the ground and holding onto you till death. If it's on the ground, it can be easily avoided. If the confrontation is inevitable, bait it out the tree and then kill it. It has the base health of a Spinosaurus and the damage of a Carno, so melee fights are best avoided unless the Thyla is low level.

Thylacoleos will pounce on wild creatures and will likely be found on the ground if this happens. They do not appear to ever climb trees in the wild, only spawn on them, so once dismounted they remain terrestrial.

Thylacoleos have distinct aggression types depending on whether or not they are within trees. While within a tree, they are capable of targeting the rider regardless of their mount. The pounce treats the rider and mount separately, and effects against one will not directly affect the other:

  • Similar to the Kaprosuchus, it is possible for the Thylacoleo to dismount the rider and pin them to the ground.
  • Similar to the Megalosaurus, it is also possible for the Thylacoleo to pin the mount itself - taking the survivor for a ride, but not preventing them from dismounting.

Pinned creatures are stunned and cannot retaliate, but pinned players are not. Creatures too large to be pinned will not be affected by the attack and, if the attack hits the creature, no ill effects are passed to the player (unlike the purlovia, which dismounts the player in all cases but only stuns the player if the player specifically is hit).

It is a saving grace that Wild Thylacoleos are not particularly good at predicting movement, and thus fast targets are relatively safe.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

While flying, the Thylacoleo is very easy to spot if you are looking for it and is best avoided.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

It's best to use ranged weapons or combat mounts, as it has both high damage and health.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

If the Thylacoleo latches onto a player from a tree, the player is rendered completely immobile and it is certain death without assistance.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

You can use a quetzal to grab a Thylacoleo right off the tree and render it harmless.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Thylacoleo.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg).png Kibble (Titanboa Egg) 3 25 6 3 0:09:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 12 141 34 17 0:22:29
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 24 334 80 40 0:45:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 33 479 115 58 1:01:49
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 58 415 99 50 0:54:23
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 58 882 211 106 1:48:45
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 116 1816 434 217 3:37:30
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 161 1280 306 153 2:35:05
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 289 1112 266 133 2:15:29
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 289 2276 544 272 4:30:57
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 578 4604 1100 550 9:01:53
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 70; Slingshot Hits × 29; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 8; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 5; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpor-depletion: 1.89 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:06:11
Thylacoleo.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg).png Kibble (Titanboa Egg) 6 73 19 10 0:18:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 22 321 82 41 0:41:13
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 41 702 180 90 1:16:53
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 58 1040 266 133 1:48:38
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 102 902 231 116 1:35:38
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 102 1922 492 246 3:11:15
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 203 3943 1009 505 6:20:38
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 282 2780 711 356 4:31:38
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 507 2417 619 310 3:57:40
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 507 4953 1267 634 7:55:19
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1013 10015 2561 1281 15:49:42
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 192; Slingshot Hits × 79; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 22; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 13; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpor-depletion: 2.86 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:11:10
Thylacoleo.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg).png Kibble (Titanboa Egg) 8 126 34 17 0:24:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 31 540 146 73 0:58:04
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 59 1178 318 159 1:50:38
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 84 1746 470 235 2:37:20
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 147 1509 407 204 2:17:49
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 147 3183 858 429 4:35:38
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 293 6509 1753 877 9:09:23
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 407 4597 1238 619 6:32:02
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 732 4003 1078 539 5:43:08
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 732 8172 2201 1101 11:26:15
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1463 16498 4443 2222 22:51:34
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 318; Slingshot Hits × 130; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 36; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 21; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 15; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8
Torpor-depletion: 3.87 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:13:41
Thylacoleo.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg).png Kibble (Titanboa Egg) 10 197 55 28 0:29:59
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 40 791 222 111 1:14:56
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 77 1709 479 240 2:24:23
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 110 2525 707 354 3:26:02
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 192 2180 611 306 3:00:00
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 192 4561 1278 639 6:00:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 383 9296 2604 1302 11:58:08
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 532 6577 1842 921 8:32:27
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 957 5732 1606 803 7:28:36
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 957 11664 3268 1634 14:57:12
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1913 23516 6587 3294 29:53:27
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 444; Slingshot Hits × 182; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 50; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 29; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 21; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11
Torpor-depletion: 4.88 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:15:09
Thylacoleo.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg).png Kibble (Titanboa Egg) 12 279 81 41 0:35:59
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 50 1089 315 158 1:33:39
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 95 2275 658 329 2:58:08
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 135 3324 961 481 4:12:51
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 237 2894 836 418 3:42:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 237 6013 1737 869 7:24:23
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 473 12225 3532 1766 14:46:53
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 657 8659 2502 1251 10:32:51
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1182 7553 2182 1091 9:14:04
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1182 15331 4430 2215 18:28:08
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2363 30875 8920 4460 36:55:19
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 570; Slingshot Hits × 233; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 64; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 37; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 26; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13
Torpor-depletion: 5.89 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:16:07
Thylacoleo.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg).png Kibble (Titanboa Egg) 15 414 123 62 0:44:59
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 59 1376 408 204 1:50:31
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 113 2864 849 425 3:31:53
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 161 4180 1239 620 5:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 282 3635 1077 539 4:24:23
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 282 7516 2226 1113 8:48:45
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 563 15250 4517 2259 17:35:38
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 782 10811 3203 1602 12:33:15
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1407 9435 2795 1398 10:59:32
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1407 19117 5663 2832 21:59:04
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2813 38467 11394 5697 43:57:12
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 696; Slingshot Hits × 284; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 78; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 45; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 32; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 16
Torpor-depletion: 6.9 / s, Time until all torpor is depleted: 00:16:48

Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

Do not approach a Thylacoleo that is perched in a tree. Take advantage of their stationary position to get a free shot with a tranquilizer arrow or dart. Once on the ground, they are still rather fast and have relatively high torpor for their size. Using a fast flying mount to land, fire as many shots as possible, and then move positions is recommended. While it is possible to use land mounts, the Thyla has great climbing abilities and will not be hindered by terrain much, as well as good speed.

Note that their torpor depletion rate is very high, about half that of a Quetzal. As such, it is important to keep them under the effects of the increase over time effect of ranged torpor weapons as you will quickly lose progress if you are unable to keep up the fire. This also gives arrows an advantage over darts as a single player will have to fire the rifle as fast as possible to prevent the torpor from depleting.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Travel: Thylacoleo has a decent speed and stamina and can climb vertical surfaces, both natural and player made. Care needs to be taken at the top of these climbs as the Thylacoleo tends to have a small jump as it reaches the top of a climb which could lead to a large fall off the far side.

War Mount: Its natural high health and good damage makes the Thylacoleo one of the (if not the) best medium-sized war mounts. Its climbing skill can be useful during raids to avoid outer walls and the pounce can do short work of smaller animals used as defense.

Base Defence: Thylacoleo can be "parked" on base walls, where raiders won't usually expect a large predator. This makes it a very useful ambush animal.

*Note, Thylacoleo will slowly lose stamina while clinging to the wall. When it doesn't have stamina, it will fall and take fall damage.

All-Around Mount: good combat capabilities, ability to jump, good speed, very low stamina drain, vertical climbing and very high swimming speed make the Thyla a very useful mount for survivors who needs a "jack of all trades" mount.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Hide.png Hide ★★★★★
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★★☆

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Thylacoleo, see the relevant Wikipedia article

  • The Thylacoleo was first revealed on September 30, 2015 [2]
  • Dossier revealed on December 14, 2015 [3]
  • Thylacoleo has ability to roar (press C).
  • Although it can pounce small to medium size creatures,but it can't pounce raptor,terror bird,dire bear and gigantopithecus.
  • Despite looking like a lion or a very large rodent, Thylacoleo is a marsupial and more closely related to Australian kangaroos and koalas.
  • Thylacoleo means "Pouch Lion" in Latin, referring to its nickname as the marsupial (pouch-bearing) lion.
  • Relative to its body weight, Thylacoleo may have had one of the strongest biting forces of any land mammal to ever live.
  • Thylacoleo has the ability to climb trees with some maneuverability, a unique new feature to ARK.
  • The Thylacoleo can climb just about anything. Whilst in the climb position you are able to turn the camera around and gain a target reticle. With this you can pounce on an enemy and pin it much like the wild ones do. Leaving your Thylacoleo on a wall and on aggressive will make it pounce anything that comes by thus executing its maul attack.
    • This feature is used well in their home in the redwood forests, but can also be used on mountains, buildings, and steep ledges.
  • Ingame and according to the dossier, Thylacoleo is large enough to ride. This is inaccurate, as real Thylacoleos were only slightly larger than a golden retriever. The size depicted in the dossier is closer to proborhyaena gigantea, a distant ancestral cousin to Thylacoleo. Thylacoleo, however, was much more agile, and sports a bite force that was, pound for pound, one of the strongest in the animal kingdom, so it's likely not a mistake on the developer's part.
  • The implementation of Thylacoleo as a fearsome giant marsupial that pounces on prey from the treetops may be inspired by the Australian stories of drop bears, a made-up marsupial designed to scare tourists.
    • In fact, many news publications and some scientists have compared these extinct creatures to the mythical 'drop bears'. [4][5][6]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ARK Smart Breeding
  2. Thylacoleo Carnifex Concept
  3. Introducing the Thylacoleo!
  4. Menacing Koalas Known As ‘Drop Bears’ Aren’t Totally A Myth | The Huffington Post
  5. Giant Flesh-Eating Koala of Legend was Real -- Phenomena: Laelaps
  6. Scratch marks in a WA cave show the ‘drop bear’ (thylacoleo carnifex) could climb particularly well | The Weekly Times