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These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Basilosaurus solatiumfecit
Time Period
Late Eocene
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January 30, 2017
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February 14, 2017
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February 16, 2017
Logo Mobile.svg 1.0
May 24, 2018
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November 30, 2018
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Basilosaurus_Character_BP_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Basilosaurus/Basilosaurus_Character_BP.Basilosaurus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP For Kill
30 XP
Special Loot Chance
Feces Size
Gestation Time
7h 56m 11s
Baby Time
18h 31m 6s
Juvenile Time
3d 2h 4m 25s
Adolescent Time
3d 20h 35m 32s
Total Maturation Time
7d 17h 11m 6s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d

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Spawning Basilosaurus The Island.svg

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Spawning Basilosaurus The Center.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Basilosaurus Ragnarok.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Basilosaurus is one of the creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

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.


One of the stranger creatures in the waters surrounding the Island is Basilosaurus solatiumfecit. It's a powerful swimmer which has adapted to the shallows so remarkably well that it rapidly recovers from injuries when near the water's surface. Conversely, it's vulnerable to deep water pressure, which slowly causes it harm.

Basilosaurus is usually closely followed by other predatory creatures, as its eating habits leave plenty of scraps for scavengers to consume. It is a gentle creature towards humans and happily laps up food directly from them. However, the creatures that trail the "Basi" tend to become dangerously enraged whenever this occurs, as it leaves no leftovers for them.


Despite the hassle of engaging with its ornery followers, many tribes still attempt to tame the Basilosaurus, as its mammalian, warm-blooded circulation provides a rider with perfect comfort from both heat and cold. Being apprehensive in nature, Basilosaurus is equipped with a defense mechanism that prevents it from being stunned or shocked. Alternatively, Basilosaurus is hunted (perhaps too vigorously) for its special blubber, which can be efficiently refined into gasoline!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Unlike many other huge marine animals, the Basilosaurus is not aggressive and tolerates survivors and other animals unless attacked. When taming however, beware; when it eats it creates a cloud of red around its mouth (presumably blood) which will attract other animals near it, including aggressive Megalodon and Mantas.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Basilosaurus is not actually a reptile despite its name, but a whale. It has a long snake-like body that undulates through the seas of the ARK like the sea serpents of folklore and its head is like a crocodile, full of sharp teeth. It shares physical similarities with Orcas and Baleen Whales such as the Humpback or Blue Whale. Its size seems roughly Mosasaurus-sized. Although, surprisingly it can fit through a dinosaur gate.

Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Basilosaurus's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Basilosaurus. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Basilosaurus 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 Basilosaurus's "topside" magenta.

Basilosaurus PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
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.

X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Creature.

Basilosaurus PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:

Drops[edit | edit source]

Guaranteed Special Loot

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 2400 +480 +4.86% 0.042
Stamina.png Stamina 300 +30 +10%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 N/A
Food.png Food 8000 +800 +10% 15%
Weight.png Weight 700 +14 +4%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 472 +2.35 +1.7% 12.6% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +1%
Torpidity.png Torpidity 2000 +120 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
4Torpidity 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 300 ? ? 20
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A

Attack Values
Lunge Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Basilosaurus lunges at the target
0 1000 0 2000
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 47
Blow Air 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]


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]

This section describes how to fight against the Basilosaurus.

General[edit | edit source]

Basilosaurus are passive creatures and will not attack. They are, however, normally accompanied by large swarms of Mantas which can quickly shred an unprepared player and their mount.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Fighting one of these while it has a swarm around it should only be done so by a player who is prepared to have a large number of aggressive Mantas and potentially Megalodons swimming after them. As such, engaging in combat with a Basilosaurus without a mount or with a weak mount (i.e. Ichthy) is asking for trouble. A player with a decent level Megalodon and above should be able to clean up the swarm with little trouble, leaving the Basilosaurus unprotected and ready to freely tame/kill. An easy way to deal with the Mantas is to use a Baryonyx because thanks to its spinning/stun move which will help you a lot at cleaning them.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

The best melee weapon to use is a sword, but the Basilosaurus will take some hits before it is dead. For ranged weapons, use a Crossbow.png Crossbow. Or it can be killed with a Mosasaurus.png Mosasaurus or a Megalodon.png Megalodon very efficiently.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

While not being dangerous itself as its temperament is passive, it will usually be accompanied by a large group of Manta that will swarm the player if aggro is obtained by radius or aggression. Megalodon will often patrol the waters around Basilosaurus as well with a very large aggro range adding to the difficulty of the tame or kill. Being cautious around this animal is highly advised.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Basilosaurus will take damage from swimming in deeper water.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Basilosaurus.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 5 01:04 0:04:19
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 12 00:08 0:01:37
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 22 00:08 0:02:58
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 15 00:08 0:02:01
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 29 00:08 0:03:55
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 36 00:04 0:02:26
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 43 00:08 0:05:49
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 72 00:04 0:05:00
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 86 00:04 0:05:49
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 108 00:04 0:07:19
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 215 00:02 0:07:16
Basilosaurus.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 9 00:58 0:07:47
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 24 00:08 0:03:15
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 44 00:08 0:05:57
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 30 00:08 0:04:03
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 59 00:08 0:07:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 74 00:04 0:05:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 89 00:08 0:12:03
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 147 00:04 0:10:13
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 177 00:04 0:11:59
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 221 00:04 0:14:58
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 441 00:02 0:14:56
Basilosaurus.png Level 60 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 14 00:55 0:12:07
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 36 00:08 0:04:52
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 67 00:08 0:09:04
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 45 00:08 0:06:05
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 90 00:08 0:12:10
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 113 00:04 0:07:39
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 135 00:08 0:18:17
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 225 00:04 0:15:39
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 270 00:04 0:18:17
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 338 00:04 0:22:53
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 675 00:02 0:22:51
Basilosaurus.png Level 90 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 19 00:54 0:16:27
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 49 00:08 0:06:38
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 90 00:08 0:12:10
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 61 00:08 0:08:15
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 122 00:08 0:16:30
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 152 00:04 0:10:17
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 182 00:08 0:24:39
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 304 00:04 0:21:09
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 364 00:04 0:24:39
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 455 00:04 0:30:49
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 910 00:02 0:30:49
Basilosaurus.png Level 120 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 23 00:54 0:19:55
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 61 00:08 0:08:15
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 113 00:08 0:15:17
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 77 00:08 0:10:25
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 153 00:08 0:20:42
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 191 00:04 0:12:56
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 229 00:08 0:31:01
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 382 00:04 0:26:35
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 458 00:04 0:31:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 572 00:04 0:38:44
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1144 00:02 0:38:44
Basilosaurus.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) 28 00:53 0:24:15
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 74 00:08 0:10:01
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 137 00:08 0:18:32
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 92 00:08 0:12:27
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 184 00:08 0:24:54
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 230 00:04 0:15:34
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 276 00:08 0:37:23
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 460 00:04 0:32:00
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 552 00:04 0:37:23
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 690 00:04 0:46:44
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1379 00:02 0:46:42

Ingredients for Kibble.png Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg): 1 × Therizino Egg.png Therizino Egg , 1 × Citronal.png Citronal , 1 × Angler Gel.png Angler Gel , 2 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberry , 3 × Fiber.png Fiber , 1 × Water.png Water 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.

Note: Feeding intervals are only for the second feeding and onward. The first feeding will trigger a longer wait time of a couple minutes, keep this in mind if using prime meat or mutton.

The Basilosaurus is a passive tame. Due to its constant wandering in the water along with the ocean's many threats it is highly advised to be in SCUBA gear and owning a strong tame such as a high level Megalodon at hand before attempting to tame. After their initial bite there will be a long grace period before eating again due to its very high food stat. However once it can be fed again it will be ready to eat within ~10 seconds for non-kibble foods. Keep lots of prime meat at hand and to keep your eyes peeled for any predators that are drawn to the Basilosaurus during the taming process.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Bio Toxin and Black Pearl Gatherer - Due to the Basilosaurus unique ability, movement impairing effects such as the Cnidaria.png Cnidaria stun and Tusoteuthis.png Tusoteuthis grapple have no effect on them meaning they are free to attack without fear of being unable to escape. You may also note that Cnidaria do not deal any damage when shocking the Basilosaurus.

Upper Water - It will protect the rider from extreme temperatures which can null the requirement for SCUBA Leggings.png SCUBA Leggings for survivors with low Fortitude which means the rider can be more resilient if needed. However some caution is advised when taking it into deep water; it will start to suffer 5-10 damage a second in deeper waters. While this damage is rather minuscule compared to that creature's health, it will prevent it from being able to naturally regenerate and could threaten low level Basils, as well as cause problems if trying to store them near underwater bases.

Oil Supply - The Basilosaurus automatically generates and stores up to 20 Oil.png Oil which can be refined into Gasoline.png Gasoline. This is a great alternative to taming the more dangerous Tusoteuthis, at least for mid-level survivors.

Note: Basilosaurus is also immune to Electrophorus.png Electrophorus shock. Their shock will not damage Basilosaurus or its rider.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat N/A

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes / Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

  • Basilosaurus was officially revealed by Susan Claire on March 24, 2016.[2]
  • The dossier was revealed by Jat on March 28, 2016.[3]
  • Basilosaurus is immune to being grabbed by Tusoteuthis.png Tusoteuthis.
  • Its ability to generate oil is surprisingly fast. The oil has a spoil time, but it will take a long while for it to spoil so be sure to nab that oil once the quantity is near 20.
  • As a primitive type of whale, Basilosaurus is the first marine mammal to be revealed.
  • The dossier mentions the Basilosaurus being hunted "perhaps too vigorously" for its valuable blubber, which can be used as an excellent fuel source. This is a satirical reference to real-life whaling, which drove many species close to extinction due to the whale oil created from their blubber being used as fuel prior to the use of fossil fuels.
  • The name Basilosaurus solatiumfecit roughly translates as "Regal reptile placed in consolation". The genus name stems from the fact that Basilosaurus was originally believed to be a marine reptile when first discovered, hence the saurus-suffix. The species name may refer to its ability to "console" its injuries when "placed" in shallow water.
  • The dossier states that the Basilosaurus "happily takes food directly from humans." This is a true dossier statement since the Basilosaurus is a passive tame.
  • In reality, Basilosaurus was a deadly carnivore, the biggest of its time. However, in the game, they are almost harmless.
  • Basilosaurus is immune to the Cnidaria.png Cnidaria and Electrophorus.png Electrophorus shock.
  • The Basilosaurus will not attack by itself when in the "Damage layer" of the ocean. So take precaution when mounting off if it is the only fending mount you have. This may be a bug since it sometimes refused to attack above the "Damage layer."
  • In the map ARK Ragnarok, several beached basilosaurs can be found all along the east beach.
  • The basilosaurus makes a good depth gauge for determining whether squids and mosas will attack the player. They start taking crush damage at both species swim ceiling.
  • They spawn quite a lot around Herbivore Island
  • If given the console command “infinitestats” in the “Damage Layer” it will die instantly.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]