This article is about the DLC: Scorched Earth
|PC Release Date||September 1, 2016 (v246.0)|
Morellatops dromedarius seems to be a relative of both the Morelladon and Ceratops genuses, which in itself is rather strange. On top of that, it has developed to ability to store water in its humps like a camel. This makes it a critical part of the desert's food chain, as it provides predators with both food and hydration.
Morellatops has limited options when it comes to self defense, so I would not recommend taking one into combat. However, so long as survivors don't forget to let Morellatops stop by a well every now and then, they will find the creature an invaluable companion.
When survivors discovered how to tap into the water in Morellatops humps without harming it, the docile creature became the desert's essential pack animal. Not only can it carry a good amount of weight, but it can provide survivors with a large, mobile water source that can mean the difference between life and death on any given journey.
The Morellatops is one of the creatures in the ARK: Scorched Earth expansion pack.
- Players can acquire water from its sail-back when needed.
- Morellatops cannot fit through a dinosaur gateway when there is a gate installed, however it can pass through when there is no gate similar to the wooly rhino.
- This is the third hybrid creature to be introduced (the first being the Triceratops and the second being the DodoRex.)
Trivia not relevant for the game
- Morellatops isn't actually a real dinosaur, but was invented by the game's developers. The dossier says it is a combination of Morelladon, an iguanodontian; and Ceratops, a ceratopsian, which are not closely related. This combination also forms its generic name.
- Its specific name, dromedarius, refers to its resemblance to a camel, specifically the dromedary (one-humped) camel, which they share the same species name.