Possibly the most useful creature to go caving with as his small size but large health and damage allows him to withstand onycs,spiders and scorpions haven't encountered a arthurplura yet so not sure how effective he is against it
Extremely useful. They are amazing fiber gatherers and while there are better options, they make great berry gatherers with the added bonus of collecting wood and a decent amount of thatch. They also are good travel mounts with great stamina, decent speed and the ability to travel on ziplines as well as moving just as fast in water as on land They are also extremely strong. With a decent helmet they can easily solo a spino of their level or higher even with the spinos recent buff. These guys don't get the love that they deserve.
Are you tired of alphas trolling you with thought tames? Are you tired of people messing you up with Rex's? This is the tame for you! Tame this guy and a microraptor and put the microraptor on his shoulder, then when a player riding a Dino chases you, javelin throw that microraptor at the rider, and beat that troll into submission with your big brollic ape!
Fantastic early-game tame! Mount without a saddle, you can tame one at level 1 as it just requires mejoberries, they can wear a hat, and they gather fiber while on wander, which you can use to mass produce cloth hats to level quickly and the list goes on!