Don't put points into its movement speed if you want to glide faster. It glides as fast you run, so putting points into your movement speed will increase how fast it will glide. Hope this saves you from wasting levels like me : )
Some youtubers say that they are useless. WRONG. They are better than wasting time crafting a parachute and they can attack and they are small so very hard to target. I saw one of these drill through a rex and the thing didn’t even take damage once and the rex died.
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
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.
If you start off in the ocean biome, there great early games as they can travel from Island to island. All you need to knock it out is a bola and club, and the chitin used to tame it can be bought from Helena or gathered from trilobites.