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This article is about Dinopithecus, not to be confused with  Dinopithecus King

Aggressive in large groups, Skittish in small groups
Steam.svg 341.19
Dec 14, 2021
Xbox One.svg 942.17
Dec 14, 2021
PS.svg 698.18
Dec 14, 2021
Epic Games.svg 341.19
Dec 14, 2021
Spawn Command
cheat summon Dinopithecus_Character_BP_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/LostIsland/Dinos/Dinopithecus/Dinopithecus_Character_BP.Dinopithecus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP for kill
12 XP
Required Mutagen
68 pieces
Check mark.svg Yes
Gestation Time
9h 55m 14.286s
Baby Time
9h 15m 33.333s
Juvenile Time
1d 13h 2m 13.333s
Adolescent Time
1d 22h 17m 46.667s
Total Maturation Time
3d 20h 35m 33.333s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
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Spawning Dinopithecus Lost Island.svg
Common        Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Dinopithecus (DIE-no-pih-the-cus; also known as the Monkey or the Baboon) is a creature in  ARK: Survival Evolved's Lost Island DLC. It is also the first-ever Creature Vote winner.

Basic Info


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


Dinopithecus Anedmundius






Aggressive in large groups, Skittish in small groups


I believe Dinopithecus has been changed by ARK life. This species is definitely larger than any I remember from the fossil record. And these oversized baboons show a more pack-oriented behavior than I would've expected in their kind. Whole troops will organize around an alpha, and fall apart if that alpha is slain. Though they seem to prefer a diet of fruit supplemented with the occasional bit of meat, Dinopitheci are opportunistic and will eat just about anything. They’re also excellent climbers -- I’ve seen them scramble up sheer cliff faces and leap between trees to scavenge food for their troop. Dinopitheci will bare sharp teeth and toss well-aimed handfuls of their own excrement when provoked. Their feces is what really sets this species apart -- they’ve managed to weaponize a parasite in it that disables TEK! I feel like that parasite deserves its own dossier.


If you can manage to tame enough Dinopitheci , you’ll soon find yourself with a small troop at your disposal. Your mini-troop will organize around the strongest of your tames, their new alpha that can then direct them at a target with a shrieked battle-cry. No need to saddle your tamed Dinopithecus to ride it -- it will make one for you using its own tail. Just hold on tight, and it will take you straight up walls and across ziplines. In battle, your Dinopithecus will fling fecal projectiles, grenades, or a combination that I like to call EBM, for Explosive Bowel Movement.



Color Scheme and Regions

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

This information can be used to alter the Dinopithecus's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Dinopithecus's "base skin" magenta.

Dinopithecus PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Base Skin
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Region 1:
Dinopithecus PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Blue nose
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Region 3:
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Region 4:
Red nose
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Region 5:


Base Stats and Growth

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
 Health 775 +155 +4.86% 0.07
 Stamina 800 +80 +10%
 Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
 Food 1200 +120 +10%
 Weight 350 +7 +4%
 Melee Damage 46 +2.3 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
 Movement Speed 100% N/A +1%
 Torpidity 600 +36 N/A 0.5
Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed1 Tamed2 Wild Tamed1 Tamed2
Walking 510 510 510 1606.5 1785 1785 6
Swimming 300 300 300 N/A N/A N/A 3
  • For a comparison of the stats of all creatures, see Base Creature Statistics.
  • For an explanation of exactly how the levelup calculation works, see Creature Stats Calculation.
  • 1These are the base speeds of the tamed creature at 100% Movement Speed, i.e. without a possible taming bonus.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature once tamed including a possible taming bonus and no imprinting bonus.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.

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.


The Dinopithecus can be cloned with the  Cloning Chamber.

Cloning calculations for  Dinopithecus
Base Cost Values
 Element Shards 1700 + 55 per level
Time 11900s + 385s per level



  • The Dinopithecus hits or bites the target for 46 damage.
  • If target is affected with Battlecry, an unridden Dinopithecus may deal only 25 damage once every 30 seconds, with a 10% chance to inflict  Bleed.
    • The bleed lasts 15 seconds and drains away 10% of health, ignoring armor and innate resistance.
    • Does not affect bosses. Only stacks with Deinonychus' bleed attack.
  • Can be used every 0.67s, 0.6s jumping, or 1s when moving, by both a rider and the AI.

Ground Slam
  • Slams the ground, sending a shockwave hitting up to 5 targets within 10 meters for 32 damage.
  • If it attacks a  Human with this attacks, it will completely ignore the player armor and inflicts all the complete damage.
  • Can be used every 1.36s by both a rider and the AI.

Throw Poop
Aim: X LT L2
Throw: Left RT R2
  • The Dinopithecus throws a  Grenade or  Feces from its inventory at a target.
  • Pressing CtrlR1 cycles the ammo:  Feces,  Grenades, or Infested Grenades.
  • Feces hit the target for 10to be confirmed damage and slow the target down by ?% for ? seconds.
  • Grenades act as normal, apart from the fact they can't be cooked. They blow up when the fuse runs out.
  • Infested Grenades both slow and damage the target in the explosion.
  • Can be used every 5s by a rider, or 15s by AI.

  • The Alpha of the Pack performs a roar designating a target.
  • The rest of the Pack (up to 9 other Dinopithecus) attacks the target specifically.
  • Attacking Dinopithecus may use the alternative Bite with a chance to induce  Bleed.
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  • The Dinopithecus can climb structures: double jump against a structure climb on it.
  • With movement controls will climb up and down, strafe left and right.
  • To let go use the ground slam key/button.
  • Each movement will cost 5 stamina


Pack Leader

The  Pack Leader buff is obtained by the creature of the pack with the highest level, in the case of Dinopithecus there is one alpha for every 5 baboons. This buff increases the pack leader's  Melee Damage by 25% and damage resistance by 12.5%.


The Dinopithecus can be equipped with helmets for extra damage resistance.


The Dinopithecus can be tamed non-violently rather than through the usual methods. However, only Pack Leaders can be tamed.

To be able to passively tame it, first the Alpha within the pack has to be identified, which can only be seen with the glowing aura around its body much like other creatures with said buff. Upon discovery, start killing off every other Dinopithecus nearby as they will not allow you to start passively tame the creature (this excludes any wild baby, juvenile or adolescent nearby). After slaughtering all the nearby Dinopithecus, the alpha will attempt to flee. Reduce its health below 85% (go as low as possible before attempting to tame it), and start passively feeding it: preferred food is  Exceptional Kibble, although both meat and vegetables will work, with effectiveness depending on the food quality.

Be wary if any other Dinopithecus wanders nearby during the taming, as they can hinder the taming progress just by being around the alpha.



  • Travel: Great travel mount with its ability to scale cliff faces. The Dinopithecus also has a very good jump ability (Its climbing can be compared as a combination of  Thylacoleo and  Deinonychus). It also has great  Movement Speed and incredible  Stamina as it easily capable of defending itself against attackers. (Level up Health, Weight, Damage and Speed)
  • Feces gatherer: Is able to gather feces with primary attack, so it can be used to collect any kind of feces.
  • Battle Mount: Incredibly good battle mount especially with a pack of them. Can easily take down larger creatures and has the ability to inflict  Bleed damage. (Level up Health and Damage)
  • All-Around Mount: One of the essential Lost Island mounts, the Dinopithecus can be described as an upgraded version of a Thylacoleo, as it has access to a large pack bonus, and has more versatile abilities such as grenade throwing, and being able to travel across ziplines. (Level up Health, Weight and Damage)
  • Caver: Dinopithecus is able to not gain aggro from many small cave creatures, therefore giving it an ability to sneak past most cave enemies. (Level up Health and Damage)
  • Players Counter: Secondary attack of Dinopithecus completely ignore enemy players armor and deals direct damage to them, making it a good option for ground PvP fights. (Level up Health and Damage)
  • Taming Assistant: The poop throw ability of the Dinopithecus reduces the  Movement Speed of the target and increases its  Torpor a little bit over time, this along with the rider weaponary feature of the Dinopithecus rider allows the player to take control of any knock-out taming progress. (Level up Health)



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

  • There is a 40% chance a non-adult Dinopithecus will spawn. This makes it the second creature to have Baby/Juvenile variant in the wild, the first being  Kairuku
  • Dinopithecus cannot have twins or triplets.
  • Maximum level of a tamed Dinopithecus on official servers is 500, just like that of Genesis creatures.
  • Due to a bug, the creature used to spawn outside of the map it was exclusive to, Lost Island (on Valguero in the Redwoods region).
    • On Valguero they used to spawn even with Prim+ but with that mod they are just textureless meshes without fur and going near them causes the game to crash. The same thing happens to the Stegosaurus.
  • Dinopithecus anedmundius translates roughly to "Terrible Ape Without Edmundium", in reference to its ability to nullify element-based gear.
  • The design of Dinopithecus Anedmundius appears to be a melding of the appearance of both baboons and mandrills.
  • ARK's Dinopithecus has some anatomical and social differences compared to the baboons they are based on. Unlike all other species of baboon, Dinopithecus Anedmundius displays no sexual dimorphism; both males and females have the same skeletal structure, muscle volume, and the females have the same manes of fur as the males. Likewise atypical of baboon behavior; Dinopithecus Anedmundius females can be the troop leader (alpha mechanic) and rank is established by strength (level). In normal baboons, female rank is established by inheretance from birth, while male ranks are established through strength and cunning; with the troop society as a whole being patriarchal where the male leads and directs the troop's movements (not too dissimilar to the behavior of lions).
  • The audio files for the Dinopithecus in-game currently do not match the sounds made by the preview in the trailer for the Lost Island, which was derived from modern baboons like the Olive or Chacma. The current audio for the Dinopithecus is more or less just a collection of deep grunts, lacking any of the alarm calls or loud screeches baboons are also known for.


Patch Changes
341.19 Lost Island Expansion Release  Dinopithecus is added to the game
341.28 Improved  Dinopithecus melee attacks
341.31  Dinopithecus now has faster and sticky grenades
343.7  Dinopithecus will no longer drop its follow target when it has an attacking target.