ARK: Survival Evolved Companion
More Megalosaurus Utility Tips
The megalosaurus is one of the strongest therapods, but its nocturnal sleeping pattern make it significantly less effective during the day. The megalosaurus can bite and even latch onto enemies — including humans — and swing them around, hindering their ability to move. This carnivore is stronger than a Carno or a Rex at night, but during the day, it is much more slow and sluggish.~Steel Cookie 123
I would totally recommend one of these guys, even on maps like the island. Pump some health, melee, and even a little weight and speed and you got yourself free hide in one night. Also microraptors are almost no problem with a megalosaurus, just dismount (you'll still be in the megalos back) and let the megalo grab the microraptor and chomp him up for you. Besides sleeping and being crap during the day, these guys are mini rexes on steroids.