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Group
Diet
Insectivore
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Spawn Command
cheat summon Sinomacrops_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/LostIsland/Dinos/Sinomacrops/Sinomacrops_Character_BP.Sinomacrops_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
38 - 40 °C / 100 - 104 °F
Egg Incubator (Genesis Part 2).png   Incubator: 39 °C / 102 °F
Incubation Time
2h 37m 52.926s
Baby Time
3h 42m 13.333s
Juvenile Time
14h 48m 53.333s
Adolescent Time
18h 31m 6.667s
Total Maturation Time
1d 13h 2m 13.333s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Sinomacrops (SI-no-mah-crops; sometimes referred to simply as Sinoma or Sino) is a creature in ARK: Survival Evolved's Lost Island DLC.

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.

Species

Sinomacrops bondei

Time

Mid-Late Jurassic

Diet

Insectivore

Temperament

Docile... usually

Wild

Sinomacrops bondei is a friendly and curious little pterosaur. It may approach and investigate unfamiliar creatures, but Sinomacrops does spook easily. When threatened, it will unfurl its wings to reveal deimatic eyespots in an attempt to confuse or scare predators away. Still, Sinomacrops seems to be a highly intelligent creature that craves social interaction. While it's normally curious and friendly, Sinomacrops' adorably oversized mouth turns into a deadly weapon at the slightest sight and smell of insects. Even alone, this cute little critter can take down insects far larger than itself. Unfortunately, this means that armor made from chitinous plates is going to trigger an attack response from the otherwise sweet-hearted pterosaur.

Domesticated

Taming a Sinomacrops is fairly straightforward (in theory) -- just feed them without scaring them. Once tamed, they absolutely love travelling with their humans, and prefer to cling to them whenever possible. Not only are they sociable, but they're fiercely protective once bonded. Any small creature approaching someone with a tame Sinomacrops will be met with its flashing eyespots and piercing shriek. That’s usually enough to stun an undersized interloper. For such a small flier, Sinomacrops can carry surprisingly heavy loads. It can even support the weight of a fully-grown human adult, though it will struggle to gain altitude. Still, any creature companion that can double as a glider and parachute is invaluable for anyone traversing an ARK... as long as they bring plenty of snacks for their new friend.

Behavior

Found most commonly flying around the jungle, Sinomacrops are passive and flee if you sprint near them (unless wearing Chitin Armor, then they will be highly agressive).

Color Scheme and Regions.

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

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Region 0:
Main body
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Region 1:
Wings bottom
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Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.
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Region 3:
Belly
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Region 4:
Wing spots
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Region 5:
Back
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Drops

Base Stats and Growth

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
Health.png   Health 110 +22 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina.png   Stamina 150 +15 +10%
Oxygen.png   Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food.png   Food 900 +90 +10%
Weight.png   Weight 80 +1.6 +4%
Melee Damage.png   Melee Damage 10 +0.5 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed.png   Movement Speed 100% N/A +1%
Torpidity.png   Torpidity 100 +6 N/A 0.5
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed1 Tamed2 Wild Tamed1 Tamed2
Walking 48 48 48 192 192 192 5
Swimming 450 450 450 N/A N/A N/A 3
Flying 450 450 450 1125 1125 1125 3
  • 1These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature tamed and non-imprinted.
  • 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]

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.

Cloning

The Sinomacrops can be cloned with the Cloning Chamber.png   Cloning Chamber.
Cloning calculations for Sinomacrops.png   Sinomacrops
Base Cost Values
Element Shard.png   Element Shards 700 + 55 per level
Time 4900s + 385s per level

Abilities

Hold R for dino HUD

Bite
  • The Sinomacrops bites the target for 10 damage.
  • Can be used every 0.6s by both a rider and the AI.
Scream
Glide
  • Sinomacrops can act as a living Parachute.png   Parachute and more importantly, a Glider Suit Skin (Aberration).png   Glider Suit Skin.
  • Holding X, XboxOne Left Stick.png , PS4 Left Stick.png will activate parachute mode, preventing fall damage. This is activated on default should the Sinomacrops run out of stamina.
  • Pressing C, XboxOne Right Stick.png , PS4 Right Stick.png causes the Sinomacrops to turn into the living equivalent of a Glider.
  • Holding ⇧ Shift, XboxOne Left Stick.png , PS4 Left Stick.png while in glider mode or diving downwards increases speed and allows control over altitude.
  • Holding Space, XboxOne A.png , PS4 Cross.png makes the Sinomacrops fly upwards, Double tapping creates a short burst into the air similar to the Tek Chestpiece.png   Tek Chestpiece.
    • Taking damage such as from an hostile survivor's Assault Rifle.png   Assault Rifle or a Thorny Dragon.png   Thorny Dragon will interrupt this briefly and cause the Sinomacrops to stop flying for a moment.

Combat

This section describes how to fight against the Sinomacrops.

Dangers

Do not wear Chitin Armor when in the proximity of Sinomacrops, as they immediately become aggressive in its presence.

Taming

Sinomacrops is tamed non-violently using Chitin.png   Chitin.

With Chitin.png   Chitin in your hotbar slot 0, approach the creature (or simply go close enough to let it sense your presence and it approach you) and feed it. When you feed the creature, it will fly off for the moment which requires you to follow it (and track it with the Taming Tracker HUD.) When there are hearts floating around the creature, it will fly back to you (or hop at you, if its landed) and you can feed it. Repeat the process, and eventually and it will be tamed.

Considerations when attempting to tame the creature:

  • Sprinting or jumping will spook the creature.
  • Sinomacrops must be outside when attempting to tame it. They are not tamable when considered indoors. This includes Tent (Scorched Earth).png   Tent  Scorched Earth Icon.png , and any buildings within any buildable platform saddle/ Unassembled TEK Hover Skiff (Genesis Part 1).png   Unassembled TEK Hover Skiff.
    • Sinomacrops can be trapped by having them land then walking them into a cage and closing it behind them.
  • Wearing a Ghillie Armor is not recommended, since it appears to make it harder for the creature to find you during the taming process.
  • Although Sinomacrops will not attack unless provoked, they are highly aggressive to anyone who are wearing even a part of Chitin Chestpiece.png   Chitin Armor.
  • Will require land nearby in order to land, for example being airborne (such as using another Sinomacrops) or in water will deny the prompt.

Utility

Roles

  • Glider/Hover/Parachute: Sinomacrops can act as a living Parachute.png   Parachute and more importantly, Glider Suit Skin (Aberration).png   Glider Suit Skin. It will open its wings up if allowed to much like the Glider, allowing gliding across the map, or temporarily hovering above (and struggling to fly up if needed) much like Bloodstalker.png   Bloodstalker. However, how far or long it can hold depends greatly on its Stamina.png   Stamina to withstand the gliding left. (Level Stamina.png   Stamina).
  • Backpack: Sinomacrops will reduce the weight of every item in its inventory by 50% greatly increasing the amount a Survivor can carry compared to other shoulder-mounts. (Level Weight.png   Weight)
    • Holding R, XboxOne X.png , PS4 Square.png will allow quick access to the Sinomacrops' Inventory and it's scream without needing to throw it off the Survivor's shoulder.
  • Scare Sign: Sinomacrops are great for scaring smaller creatures while its on a survivor's back, like Ichthyornis.png   Ichthyornis and Pegomastax.png   Pegomastax. The circle menu must be added to let it auto-scream as needed, but much like the Light Pets from Aberration, can be toggled to scream with "Light!" emotion(The emote "Clap" does the same thing for those that dont have "light"[to unlock light tame a light pet]). There are no stat focus needed for this role.
  • Bug Zapper: Though its scare ability doesn't really deal any damage, it is lethal on activation when used against Meganeura, Leeches, and Titanomyrma; making the Sinomacrops an excellent means of pest control, and helping to reduce your overall annoyance when trudging through jungles and swamps.
  • Dismounter: Dismounting some larger tames, such as the Giganotosaurus, leaves you stuck up on a very high saddle, where if you do not walk off onto higher ground or an elevated platform to provide a break in your fall, will consistently see you taking fall damage. The Sinomacrops provides a means of safely jumping off of these high saddles without taking fall damage, provided you remember to use its wings in the process.
  • Bug fighter: you can use it's damage multiplier on bugs like the areno in cave runs that have a lot of bugs good for areas that are too small for dinos that are effective against bugs (health and damage)

Spotlight

Notes/Trivia

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

  • This is the second creature added as a result of the Lost Island Creature Poll.
  • the scientific name Sinomacrops bondei is one of the few scientific name used in ARK that is not made up, the other's are Kentrosaurus.png   Kentrosaurus , Tropeognathus.png   Tropeognathus and Kairuku.png   Kairuku. Sino means "from China" Macro means "big" and Ops means "eyes" while bondei, honors paleontologist Niels Bonde. ( Tapejara.png   Tapejara could be considered as real life species as well, as its scientific name is Tapejara Imperator , may be reflecting another pterosaur known as Tupandactylus)
  • This is the first creature to act like a Glider Suit Skin (Aberration).png   Glider Suit Skin  Aberration Icon.png and a Tek Chestpiece.png   Tek Chestpiece.
  • As a flier, while using official settings, the Sinomacrops may not be used on Aberration and Genesis: Part 1 (though it may be released and bred for use on other maps).
  • please be aware that the swim, flight, glide, and parachute ability cannot be used when wearing a SCUBA Tank.png   SCUBA Tank, Glider Suit Skin (Aberration).png   Glider Suit Skin  Aberration Icon.png or a Tek Chestpiece.png   Tek Chestpiece.
  • it can go into boss arenas but can't fly while it's on your shoulder , only glide.

Changelog

Patch Changes
341.19 Lost Island Expansion Release. Sinomacrops.png   Sinomacrops is added to the game.
341.33 Sinomacrops.png   Sinomacrops can now be transferred to Aberration.
342.13 Sinomacrops.png   Sinomacrops will no longer eat Kibble.png   Kibble.

References


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