ARK-Purlovia Dossier

Purlovia maxima

Common Name Purlovia
Group Synapsids
Species Purlovia maxima
Time Late Permian
Diet Carnivore
Temperament Patient
PC Release Date Not Yet Released
Tameable Yes
Rideable No

Purlovia Maxima perfectly embodies the element of surprise. Though Nanictidopids such as Purlovia were once thought to be herbivores, I discovered that this creature is, in fact, a patient hunter of the most clever sort. After burrowing beneath the jungle floor, Purlovia enters a state of hibernation, and can go extended periods without any food. When some unfortunate create eventually wanders by, Purlovia dramatically bursts forth from the ground, tearing into its prey with its large canines before the victim can react.


Though Purlovia is ill-suited to the life of a mount, its usefulness in staging an ambush or as a village guardian cannot be understated. With a tamed pack of Purlovia, one could assemble a literal minefield of deadly claws and teeth. However, any ambushes using Purlovia must be planned well in advance, as it will refuse to hibernate if it senses any threat nearby.

The Purlovia (Per-loh-vee-uh) is a small carnivorous mammal (synapsid) found on the Ark.

Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Purlovia





  • Dino Dossier was revealed on May 10, 2016.

Trivia not relevant for the game

  • The real Purlovia was a type of herbivorous Therocephalian from Russia. This makes it the third creature to have a dietary change in the dossier, with the first being Arthropluera, and the second being Moschops.
  • The skull that is seen in the dossier of Purlovia actually belongs to Bauria, which comes from a different family of therocephalians than Purlovia.


Gameplay Images



Patch 254 TEK Tier, Purlovia, Baryonyx, Basilosaurus, Ovis, Hair, and more!

Patch 254 TEK Tier, Purlovia, Baryonyx, Basilosaurus, Ovis, Hair, and more!