31 - Paraceratherium

Pareceratherium transouralicum

Common Name Paraceratherium
Group Mammals
Species Paraceratherium gigamicus
Time Oligocene
Diet Herbivore
Temperament Docile
Feces Size Large
XP For Kill 24 XP
PC Release Date September 24, 2015 (v215.0)
Tameable Yes
Rideable Yes
Saddle Paracer Saddle (lvl 41)
Paracer Platform Saddle (lvl 50)
Gestation Time 7h 56m
Baby Stage Time 9h 15m

Paraceratherium Gigamicus is a massive, long-necked mammal that inhabits some of the island's grasslands. It resembles a gigantic horse/rhinoceros hybrid, but is over twice the size of either. Paraceratherium is a very peaceful and friendly herbivore, and doesn't even seem to mind other creatures near its nest.

Barring some... surprise... yet in store for me, I can safely say that the Paracerathrium is the largest mammal on the island. While its size means that the Paraceratherium can provide an incredible amount of food, it also makes it dangerous when hunted.


A beast of burden second to the Brontosaurus, Paraceratherium is an excellent worker. It is a naturally friendly animal, and is not afraid of humans. However despite its normally calm demeanor, when it or its owner is provoked by aggression, the Paraceratherium can quickly become a real threat to the attacker and will use its girth to its advantage in combat.

— The Dossier

The Paraceratherium or Paracer is a large herbivorous mammal found on the Ark.

Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Paraceratherium


  • The dossier was revealed on June 16, 2015.
  • The dossier of the Paraceratherium seems to hint at the Megapithecus boss, similar to how the spider dossier hints at the Broodmother.
  • Paraceratherium appears to drop much more Raw Prime Meat than even Brontosaurus. Consider hunting them when in need of Prime Raw Meat for taming or cooking.
  • Paraceratherium requires a Behemoth gate due to its height, but is able to easily walk through a gap two walls wide. They can occasionally walk over a wall that is two units high, and can step over a one-high wall without slowing down at all.
  • The Paraceratherium is one of only a few creatures to not be included in a Spotlight video (excluding the initial creatures).

Trivia not relevant for the game

  • Paraceratherium is one of the largest terrestrial mammals to ever live, however it's in-game length of 12 meters is still more than the real mammal's maximum length of about 8.
  • Paraceratherium is also known as Indricotherium or Baluchitherium.
  • Despite looking like a cross between a giraffe and a rhinoceros, Paraceratherium is a close relative of modern-day Rhinoceroses.
  • Paraceratherium comes from the Greek words pará - near, keras - horn and thēríon - beast, which refers to the relationship to Rhinoceros.