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Parasaurolophus amphibio has one of the more interesting adaptations of any creature I’ve seen on the Island. Like all Parasaur, it has a signature crest on its head. Very docile at first, I’ve been able to approach the creature without disturbing it. If startled, however, the creature can vocalize a distress call to the surrounding area that warns of danger.

Parasaurolophus appears to be low on the food chain and is hunted by everything, creatures and humans alike, which explains its skittish nature. It is a good source of meat and hide, if you can manage to keep up with it long enough to kill it.

Despite being what most tribes consider a relatively useless creature to tame, I once met an interesting woman who had tamed an entire herd of them. She informed me that many overlooked the creature’s potential. She even graciously gifted me a fancy saddle to put on my own Parasaurolophus one day.

As a relatively simple creature to domesticate, Parasaurolophus is commonly one of the first mounts a tribe will be able to acquire. Its ability to run relatively fast for lengthy intervals makes it a solid mode of medium-range transportation, though it has almost no ability to defend itself or its rider in a traditional sense. Smaller creatures, however, appear to be frightened by the horn of Parasaurolophus although it doesn’t do much damage. It also has decent weight-bearing capabilities, which could prove useful for nomadic tribes as they work to establish a presence on the Island.

A large, bipedal dinosaur of the hadrosaurid/duck-billed variety, the Parasaur is well known for its long, arching head crest and duck bill. They most often appear as variations of red and green, oftentimes with vibrant, red, white, or yellow spines. You can also find them in black but it is very rare.

Fighting a Parasaur holds no inherent danger, as they will flee upon initiating. The main risk from attempting to kill / KO a Parasaur is that while giving chase, the Parasaur leads the player into hostile territory. Parasaurs may fight you if you steal their eggs.

The most efficient method is to initiate with a Bola strike to the legs, immobilizing the Parasaur more than long enough to knock it down with a Wooden Club or spear it to death. Without a Bola, the Parasaur will run away when threatened, often getting itself stuck on rocks or trees, again leaving it vulnerable. A good idea for players without the bola engram is to position yourself away from where you wish to scare the Parasaur into such as a dead end or trees, this can turn a potentially lengthy chase into a quick kill. Quickly volley arrows into it or spears so it cannot get a chance to run in the first place. Dilo are good when trying to kill this dino at very little cost. A small pack of three or four will slow the parasaur to a speed the player can get some hits with a spear and kill it before it recovers.

Any weaponry will suffice in taking down a Parasaur, as long as it is used to its highest efficiency. Melee weapons should be used by launching an impromptu attack on the head for greater damage. Ranged weapons can take one down during a chase.

Because Parasaurs are able to clip into other dinosaurs, you may find running into them while hunting with a mount causes the Parasaur to lock into place. Otherwise, their relatively low health, fleeing nature and large size make them easy prey for a player of any level.

• Travel: Parasaurs are a good mount for a starting player, but can be difficult to corner due to their tendency to run away. While much slower than a Raptor or Sabertooth, they are faster than Phiomia. Unlike other options however, the Parasaur is reasonably fast in and underwater; making it a good ATV choice as it can outrun water based threats and outswim land threats. With this and low stamina drain, even a reasonably trained Parasaur is capable of diving to underwater caves after some speed and oxygen investment. Consider leveling only speed and some oxygen, with stamina as needed.

• Dino-Clamp/Parasaur Hunter: Because of the Parasaur’s small footprint and relatively large hit box it can clip into the hit boxes of other wild Dinos and lock them in place, this is especially true of other Parasaurs. Simply pull up parallel to them and then rotate 90° so that you are heavily clipping into them, this will lock them in place and allow you to easily kill them with your Parasaur. This is an excellent source of very early game meat and hide. It’s typically less reliable when locking other types of creatures in place, but still possible, you could for example lock a Trike in place and shoot tranq arrows into its head from a safe distance where it will not swing to damage you or your Parasaur (Level up Health).

• Diversion: One use for Parasaur is to agro and lead away a tribe’s tames during a raid. All you need is a spyglass. You get a Parasaur to hit an enemy dino and then whistle for it to attack a wild dino in the distance. As parasaurs are cheap to tame they are a good choice for this often suicidal role (Level up Health, Speed, and Stamina).

• Early Berry Gathering: While other dinos are more specialized at berry gathering, even a low-level Parasaur can gather dozens of berries in the time it would take a human to gather a handful. Parasaurs can make it much easier for beginning survivors to collect enough Narcoberries to tame a more efficient berry gatherer such as a Trike or Stego; just be mindful of their narrow hit radius when munching berry plants.