Oh archaeopteryx, you little chicken on steroids. This little guys is just a whole load of fun. They can carry you over vast distances, but also double as a, hey you seem to be falling, lemme help you out. However, getting down can be a bit of a problem. Otherwise... WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO OH YEAH IM RIDING THE SKY USING THE POWER OF A LITTLE CHICKEN THING
Be VERY cautious when gliding with one of these. I had ventured to the volcano for some amber and metal searching, and I jumped off and began gliding with my little Archae named Skaikru. When I accidentally tapped the screen (Be aware, I am on mobile.) And I chucked little Skaikru right into the outskirts of Redwoods, with my army Valkyrie following my plummeting body all the way down.
Moral: If you’re on mobile whilst gliding with one of these, DO NOT TAP THE SCREEN.
In mobile version they don't use stamina while gliding and can glide the player regardless of his weight for example my archaeopteryx has 33kg weight while I had 300kg iron on me , glided just fine from redwood hill to all the way to herbivore island(my base) without any issue... Well there was a problem thou that archaeopteryx would not land as it never ran out of stamina so I had to whistle my Tapejara and get on it to land. This is possibly a bug so use it while u can ;) happy infinite gliding.
P.S. I was not in godmode or infinite stats.
On mobile next to impossible to tame the normal way, I just tamed one by grabbing it from the top of a tree and bringing it very far away from redwoods, then tranq it then tame it. Lots of work, but I love them so it’s worth it.