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Spawn Command
cheat summon Ankylo_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Ankylo/Ankylo_Character_BP.Ankylo_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Aberrant Ankylosaurus

cheat summon Ankylo_Character_BP_Aberrant_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Ankylo/Ankylo_Character_BP_Aberrant.Ankylo_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 35

Variant X-Ankylosaurus

cheat summon Volcano_Ankylo_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/BiomeVariants/Volcano_Ankylosaurus/Volcano_Ankylo_Character_BP.Volcano_Ankylo_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35

Variant X-Ankylosaurus (Gauntlet)

cheat summon Volcano_Ankylo_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Volcanic/Volcano_Ankylo_Character_BP_Gauntlet.Volcano_Ankylo_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Ankylosaurus (Gauntlet2)

cheat summon Ankylo_Character_BP_STA_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Ankylo_Character_BP_STA.Ankylo_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35
Taming Method
Preferred Kibble
Preferred Food
Preferred Food Primitive Plus
Equipment
 Ankylo Saddle (Level 36)
16 - 20 °C / 61 - 68 °F
 Egg Incubator: 18 °C / 64 °F
Incubation Time
2h 37m 52.927s
Baby Time
4h 52m 23.859s
Juvenile Time
19h 29m 35.438s
Adolescent Time
1d 21m 59.297s
Total Maturation Time
2d 43m 58.594s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat
The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Ankylosaurus The Island.svg
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Spawning Ankylosaurus The Center.svg
Scorched Earth Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Ankylosaurus Scorched Earth.svg
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Spawning Ankylosaurus Ragnarok.svg
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Spawning Ankylosaurus Extinction.svg
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Spawning Ankylosaurus Valguero.svg
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Spawning Ankylosaurus Genesis Part 1.svg
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Spawning Ankylosaurus Crystal Isles.svg
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Spawning Ankylosaurus Genesis Part 2.svg
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Spawning Ankylosaurus Fjordur Midgard.svg
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Spawning Ankylosaurus Fjordur Asgard.svg
Fjordur Jotunheim Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Ankylosaurus Fjordur Jotunheim.svg
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Spawning X-Ankylosaurus Genesis Part 1.svg
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Spawning X-Ankylosaurus Fjordur Midgard.svg
Common        Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Ankylosaurus (an-KYE-low-SAWR-us), also referred to as the Ankylo or Anky, is a medium-sized, herbivorous dinosaur, known for its ability to harvest large amounts of  Metal and other resources as well being able to carry metal at a greatly-reduced weight. It was first added in  ARK: Survival Evolved on its early release.

Basic Info

Dossier

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.

NoteHelena.png
Species

Ankylosaurus crassacutis

Time

Late Cretaceous

Diet

Herbivore

Temperament

Docile

Wild

Unlike many of the herd animals on the Island, Ankylosaurus crassacutis tends to live in small family units. I believe they can afford to stick with smaller groups because of their incredibly thick skin, for which they're named. Despite not being among the largest of the Island's herbivores, Ankylosaurus is one of the more difficult creatures to take down. Its thick, armored skin seems to make it more than a match for several of the mid-sized predators that would otherwise hunt it. Reckless carnivores are just as likely to hurt themselves on Ankylosaurus' spikes, as they are to get hit by its tail.

Domesticated

Without a doubt, the best trait of a trained Ankylosaurus is its enormously dense tail. This tail is powerful enough to quickly shatter the resource-laden rocks of the Island. One of the wealthier human tribes on the island utilizes a squad of Ankylosaurs in its mines and quarries. The creature's affinity for metal enables it to carry raw ore at an effectively reduced weight.

Behavior

Ankylosaurus can be found peacefully wandering around the Island. They will not attack unless provoked, and since they can deal a devastating blow with their tail club if angered, survivors should leave this beast alone. They have a very low movement speed on land but can move significantly faster in water.

Appearance

Ankylosaurus is a species of medium, quadrupedal herbivore that inhabits the ARKs. Its skin is adorned with a thick coating of spikes, bony plates, osteoderms, and fused bone. The head has plentiful spikes, as well as a beak at the tip of the mouth and enlarged nasals. They are relatively low to the ground with short legs and a low head; they protect themselves by wielding a wicked club on the end of their muscular tails. The only region not covered with body armour is the belly.

Color Scheme and Regions

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This section displays the Ankylosaurus's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Ankylosaurus. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Ankylosaurus 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 Ankylosaurus's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Ankylosaurus's "back" magenta.

Ankylosaurus PaintRegion0.png
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This section displays the Ankylosaurus's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Ankylosaurus. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Ankylosaurus 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 Ankylosaurus's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Ankylosaurus's "patterning" magenta.

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Variants

Aberrant Ankylosaurus

 Aberrant Ankylosaurus is a tameable aberrant variant of Ankylosaurus found in Aberration. It is identical to the normal Ankylosaurus except for its glowing robe. It is not  Radiation immune.

X-Ankylosaurus

 X-Ankylosaurus is a tameable X variant of Ankylosaurus found in the volcanic biome of Genesis: Part 1. It sports a lava-like crusty back and has a 5% ×  Melee Damage increase at the exchange of 3% ×  Health reduction. On official servers, its level cap is 500.

Like all X-Creatures on Genesis: Part 1, wild X-Ankylosaurus additionally have a 250% damage increase and a 60% damage reduction from players and tamed creatures.

Drops

Base Stats and Growth

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
 Health 700 +140 +5.4% 0.07
 Stamina 175 +17.5 +10%
 Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
 Food 3000 +300 +10% 15%
 Weight 250 +5 +4%
 Melee Damage 50 / 30 +2.5 / +1.5 +1.7% 14% 17.6%
 Movement Speed 100% N/A +2% 35%
 Torpidity 420 +25.2 N/A 0.5
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed1 Tamed2 Wild Tamed1 Tamed2
Walking 120 120 162 264 264 356.4 3
Swimming 300 300 405 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]

Ankylosaurus

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.


Abilities

Active

Tail Swing
LeftRTR2ZR
  • The Ankylo swings its tail doing 50 damage.
  • This attack harvests rocks and trees for its resources.
  • Can be used every 1.16s by both a rider and the AI.

Bite
RightLTL2ZL
  • The Ankylo bites in front of it for 30 damage.
  • This attack only harvests bushes for its resources.
  • Can be used every 0.67s by both a rider and the AI.

Passive

Auto-Harvest Resources

The Ankylosaurus auto-harvest the metal rocks that it has in front of it whenever it has no rider and its  Weight capacity is below 50%.

Taming

For general info about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy

Ankylosaurus is relatively easy to knock out due to its slow movement speed. Even when attacked, the Ankylosaurus is easy to outrun, making nearly any ranged attack effective. The best method to knock it out would be using Tranquilizer Darts,Tranq Spear Bolts or Tranquilizer Arrows, but if neither are available then a simple Slingshot will do the trick but may take longer than a tranquilizer dart or arrow. The Ankylosaurus does not receive increased damage on headshots due to the heavy armor that covers its body.

Taming Food

Ankylosaurus.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 2 0 0 0 0:03:12
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 20 2 1 1 0:24:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 20 2 1 1 0:24:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 20 2 1 1 0:24:01
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 20 53 11 6 0:48:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 27 3 1 1 0:24:19
Berries.png Berries 40 2 1 1 0:24:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 42; Slingshot Hits × 18; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 5; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 3; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 1
Torpidity-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:23:20
Ankylosaurus.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 5 0 0 0 0:08:00
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 47 60 13 7 0:56:25
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 47 60 13 7 0:56:25
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 47 60 13 7 0:56:25
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 47 248 51 26 1:52:49
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 63 61 13 7 0:56:43
Berries.png Berries 94 60 13 7 0:56:25
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 116; Slingshot Hits × 47; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 13; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 8; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:38:29
Ankylosaurus.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 8 0 0 0 0:12:48
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 75 170 36 18 1:30:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 75 170 36 18 1:30:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 75 170 36 18 1:30:01
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 75 542 114 57 3:00:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 100 170 36 18 1:30:01
Berries.png Berries 150 170 36 18 1:30:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 191; Slingshot Hits × 78; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 22; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 13; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 9; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5
Torpidity-depletion: 0.66 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:48:52
Ankylosaurus.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 11 0 0 0 0:17:35
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 104 328 70 35 2:04:49
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 104 328 70 35 2:04:49
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 104 328 70 35 2:04:49
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 104 925 198 99 4:09:37
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 138 325 70 35 2:04:13
Berries.png Berries 207 325 70 35 2:04:13
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 267; Slingshot Hits × 109; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 30; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 17; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7
Torpidity-depletion: 0.79 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:56:24
Ankylosaurus.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 14 0 0 0 0:22:23
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 132 515 112 56 2:38:25
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 132 515 112 56 2:38:25
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 132 515 112 56 2:38:25
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 132 1363 295 148 5:16:49
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 175 510 111 56 2:37:31
Berries.png Berries 263 512 111 56 2:37:49
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 342; Slingshot Hits × 140; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 38; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 22; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 16; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8
Torpidity-depletion: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:02:20
Ankylosaurus.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 16 0 0 0 0:25:35
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 160 731 161 81 3:12:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 160 731 161 81 3:12:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 160 731 161 81 3:12:01
Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 160 1856 408 204 6:24:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 213 730 161 81 3:11:43
Berries.png Berries 319 728 160 80 3:11:25
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 418; Slingshot Hits × 171; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 47; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 27; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10
Torpidity-depletion: 1.04 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:07:13

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.

Ingredients for  Regular Kibble: 1 ×  Cooked Meat Jerky, 1 ×  Medium Egg, 5 ×  Fiber, 2 ×  Longrass, 2 ×  Savoroot, 1 ×  Water

Combat

This section describes how to fight against the Ankylosaurus.

General

The Ankylosaurus uses its huge, literally 'bone-crushing' tail to attack its enemies. Its attack can be quite devastating if a survivor is wearing anything weaker than Chitin Armor. It is recommended then to either shoot it with a Ranged Weapon or use a Pike or Spear while circling it.

Strategy

The most successful strategy for killing an Ankylosaurus is to circle it while shooting it with a ranged weapon like a Bow, Crossbow, or any variety of gun. Be prepared for a moderately lengthy battle if you are using low-level weapons.

Weaponry

Ranged weapons are recommended when fighting an Ankylosaurus. These weapons include  Bow,  Crossbow,  Longneck Rifle, and others, though with some persistence a  Slingshot will also work. Melee weapons are generally discouraged, though more nimble survivors might have success using  Pikes and  Metal Sword if they can quickly move in and out of its attack range, or even bringing a  Shield can work as well.

Dangers

The Ankylosaurus uses its huge tail club as a defensive weapon: this attack has a fairly large range and can deal a respectable amount of damage, so keeping your distance is a must.

Weakness

Much like  Carbonemys, your avatar's backwards movement will outpace the dinosaur whilst the player stabs it to death. Be aware that Ankylosaurus does more damage than Carbonemys.

Utility

Roles

  • Combatant/Guardian: The Ankylo is an excellent tank due to its high HP, low posture, and compact build. Along with high health for its size, the Ankylo is very powerful with its bite and tail swing attacks, the latter doing the most damage; both of these attacks have great AOE and knockback as well. These two factors can be quite useful when used to take damage from bullets and attack creatures in relatively small spaces where other heavy-built tames can not reach and its slow speed no longer becomes an issue, making them decent base defense dinos as well as decent cave raiding dinos. (Level up  Health and  Melee Damage)
  • Transport: While slow, it has a very good base carrying capacity and is quite powerful. One notable thing to mention is that the Ankylo significantly increases its speed when swimming compared to running on land, moving by or near water sources is most optimal for this task. Good for local transport but not recommended for long-distance travel unless being transported by a flyer or other carrying method. (Level up  Movement Speed,  Stamina, and  Weight)
  • Gatherer: The Ankylo excels at gathering as it can harvest most materials(with few exceptions, such as  Fiber which can not be harvested by it) from trees, to rocks, to bushes. As it is one of the best viable ways of harvesting rocks and ores, the Ankylo is excellent for collecting essential materials such as  Metal,  Crystal,  Obsidian, and  Flint. As of patch 256.3 (PC) Ankylos have an 85% weight reduction to raw metal in their inventories, allowing them to carry much more before becoming encumbered. (Level up  Weight and  Melee Damage). It is important to note that the corpse of a  Rock Elemental can also be harvested by an Ankylo for huge amounts of valuable materials. They also have the added benefit of being able to be transported by creatures including  Quetzals or an  Argentavis for greatly increased capability and mobility. (Level up  Melee Damage) on the Ankylosaurus and (Level up  Weight) on the flyer/carrier. The Ankylo is competent at harvesting large quantities of  Berries as well with its Rmb bite attack, and if the Lmb tail swing attack is hit directly after the bite attack, it can also collect berries with a tail swing. It can even collect  Thatch and  Wood in moderate quantities. It can be set to “wander” to harvest resources automatically.
  • Underwater Miner: Despite being such a heavily built creature, Ankylosaurus is a surprisingly good swimmer and also capable of easily fending off sea predators with its tail club attack, since it can move while swinging its tail, making it more dangerous in the water than on land. Therefore, it can be used to gather  Oil from the bottom of the sea while easily fending off the most common sea creatures. Leveling up Oxygen also makes it swim much faster. (Level up  Oxygen and  Stamina, as well as  Weight and  Melee Damage if desired.)
  • Clearing/ Landscaping: Thanks to its rather large AOE and a little trick that involves using the tail wing attack immediately after using the bite attack to clear plants in a large radius, the Ankylo is perhaps the best creature to use when a large area needs to be cleared to make way for buildings, siege-weapons, artillery, war-mounts, battlefield, a race track, or any other purpose that would need to involve large swaths of trees and rocks to be chopped down or broken. Because the Ankylo can harvest almost any object in the game, they are perfectly fit for this role.
  • Caving mount: Owing to its small stature, high knockback, health, and wide aoe, the ankylo makes a great option for caves that are often overlooked. Its disadvantages such as speed and turning are mitigated by the tight tunnels of the Ark's cave systems. A general strategy for the cave ankylo is level mainly damage to support a kind of "one-two punch combo." Said combo is a bite and a tail swing, resulting in all nearby creatures being knocked away from the anky, as well as high damage in a short period.

Weight Reduction

The Ankylosaurus reduces the weight of the following resources by the listed amount while they are in its inventory:

Resource Reduction
 Metal 85%

Collectibles

Resource Efficiency
Metal.png Metal ★★★★★
Rare Flower.png Rare Flower ★★★★★
Crystal.png Crystal ★★★★★
Rare Mushroom.png Rare Mushroom ★★★★★
Flint.png Flint ★★★★★
Oil.png Oil ★★★★☆
Sulfur.png Sulfur ★★★★☆
Berries.png Berries ★★★★☆
Obsidian.png Obsidian ★★★★☆
Cactus Sap.png Cactus Sap ★★★★☆
Element Shard.png Element Shard ★★★★☆
Thatch.png Thatch ★★★☆☆
Stone.png Stone ★★★☆☆
Mutagel.png Mutagel ★★★☆☆
Silicate.png Silicate ★★★☆☆
Wood.png Wood ★★☆☆☆
  • Note: increasing Melee Damage on Ankylosaurus yields more resources per swing; however, it does not increase the area of effect as rumored.

Notes

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

  • Until v246.0 it was possible to harvest resources with the bite attack when looking straight to a resource, which was significantly faster than the tail whip attack.
  • The Ankylosaurus can be picked up by a Argentavis, Quetzal, or Karkinos. As of version 338.23 Ankylosaurus are to auto-harvest metal nodes up to half their max weight.
  • If using Aberrant Ankylosaurus to harvest on the Aberration map, be mindful that it is not immune to radiation and you will need to feed it Mushroom Brew every 120 seconds to keep it from suffering from radiation exposure when in irradiated areas of the map.
  • The real world Ankylosaurus magniventris had much more smoothed armor than that of the Ankylosaurus depicted in the game, with the only prominent spikes being located around the head and was significantly larger. Fossil records are incomplete for Ankylosaurus, but it is estimated to be up to 8 meters long. The animal is known to be one of the last non-avian dinosaurs, living sparsely in the western United States and Canada. The Ankylosaurus shown in ARK seems to more closely resemble Euoplocephalus tutus, a closely related dinosaur with a much more spiky appearance and a smaller size. Even so, the extent and size of the spikes of Ark's Ankylosaurus are exaggerated and do not accurately represent members of the suborder Ankylosauria.
  • The skull in Ankylo's dossier resembles Ankylosaurus' relative Tarchia rather than the actual animal.
  • Despite its appearance of having body armor, it cannot reduce damage taken from projectiles like that of the  Carbonemys, which is odd since both in-game and in reality, the thick and strong armor of an Ankylosaurus would surely give it more resistance to a bullet or arrow than that of a  Dilophosaur, for example.
  • Using the bite attack during the tail slam will make you gather bushes instead of trees/rocks in a bigger area.
  • The Ankylosaurus needs to be extremely close to each other to mate.
  • The specific epithet crassacutis, meaning "thick skin", is an incorrectly constructed Latin compound; it should be crassicutis instead.
  • When using the tail whip attack, 2 different animations can occur with varying hitboxes. The regular swing will occur if facing to the right of the anky and the slam will occur if facing to the left. Both perform identically to one another.
  • Real Ankylosaurus may have been somewhat larger than what's depicted in the game, and the structure of their armor in fossils suggests that they may have been bulletproof. Few predators would succeed in taking this herbivore down, as the only way to kill one would be to attack their exposed belly.
  • Ankylosaurus's bite attack is somehow more useful for attacking since it attacks more than twice as fast as a tail swing attack.

Changelog

Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
190.0 Fixed Ankylosaurus getting stuck and rubber-banding on a server when swimming and attacking.
246.0 Removed Ankylosaurus bite attack as it was inappropriate to harvest rocks in this manner.
256.3  Metal now takes 75% less  Weight in the Ankylosaurus' inventory.
260.0 Re-added the bite attack. The tail swing attack should now only harvest rocks and trees, while the bite attack should harvest bushes and trees.
261.0
  • Allowed Ankylosaurus to attack while in a floating state.
  • Fix for Ankylosaurus not being able to use its secondary bite attack reliably.
269.0 Fixed an issue where the Ankylosaurus could get stuck in the air.
275.0 Added the Aberrant Ankylosaurus.
278.0 Improved Red Crystal collision so they can be harvested more efficiently by Anky.
287.100
  • Ankylosaurus should no longer harvest  Berries with its tail swing attack.
  • Ankylosaurus should no longer harvest rocks with its bite attack.
293.100 Ankylosaurus now prefers  Regular Kibble.
295.102 Fixed issue with blue mushrooms not allowing Ankylo to harvest properly on Aberration.
306.41 Added the X-Ankylosaurus.
316.18 Increased metal weight reduction by 10% (From a total reduction of 75% to 85%).
338.23 Enabled auto-harvest on Ankylosaurus.
Patch  ARK: Survival Ascended Changes
34.49 Fixed Ankylosaurus sometimes collecting  Berries with main attack

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