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Coelophysis are dinosaurs in Additional Creatures.

Synopsis

Coelophysis is a small, raptor-sized dinosaur running in large groups throughout various ARK habitats. The definition of "Mob mentality", they are known for grouping up into the largest social hunting mobs of any creature on the ark network. Alone, Coelophysis is barely any better than a raptor. But with their tight social networking and bonds, Coelophysis becomes terrifying at maximum potential! In a massive, lightning-fast horde, they can rip even the largest prey to pieces. However, this comes at a cost: coelophysis is extremely fragile, granted its body build. Despite its size, it is about as durable as the common dilophosaurus. Even in their massive packs, they aren't a good replacement for heavy-hitting late game mounts or even standard pack fighters. Instead, mobs of coelophysis serve the purpose of a rush-down mob of glass canons. This makes them excellent for softening up an enemy and leaving heavier-hitting allies to finish the job, or vice versa: sending in a mob of coelophysis to finish off the weak remaning foes. Tamed, they make great mounts for scouting and group ventures, although do remember of their fraility: and it's only in their massive mobs they truly shine as a group!

Color Regions

Color Region 0 - Underside Pattern

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Color Region 1 - Throat

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Color Region 2 - Main Body

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Color Region 3 - Main Pattern

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Color Region 4 - Stripes

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Color Region 5 - Scutes

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Base Stats, Controls, and Abilities

Attribute Base Stat
Health 185
Stamina 400
Oxygen 150
Food 1380
Weight 180
Melee Damage 162%
Movement Speed 100%
Torpidity 400

Left Click - Bite

15 Base Damage - Gathers Silica Pearls

Right Click - Preen

Heals 20 Health and Removes Any Parasites - Cannot Be Used While Moving

C - Roar

X - Groom

Heals 20 Health and Removes Any Parasites Off Allies - Cannot Be Used While Moving

Spacebar - Jump

Coelophysis have a pack bonus, with the highest level individual becoming the leader. This pack bonus maxes out at 21 individuals.

Taming coelophysis is a complex process. In order to tame a coelophysis, the player needs to feed it as it attacks them. The Coelophysis will then pause for around 20 seconds, giving time for the player to get to a safe place. The Coelophysis at some point will calm, either immediately or after an initial tantrum. Once its wandering, and the player sees an odd buff appear in the their UI, the player can approach it without worry of attack, and can feed it like any other passive tame.

Notes/Trivia

  • Coelophysis means "Hollow Form".
  • Coelophysis is one of the most well known and studied theropods of the Late Triassic, being known from hundreds of specimens across North America. Coelophysis lived close to the end of the Triassic, around 200 million years ago.
  • The Coelophysis in the mod are sexually dimorphic. The females tend to be green in coloration, while the males don't really have any favoritism in terms of coloration.
  • The Coelophysis was originally intended to be much smaller than it is now, but the animal is so lithe that at a small size it would be impractical to ride. The current size ingame is the smallest ridable size manageable.
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