The morrelatops should be one of your first tames on Scorched Earth. They are excellent at gathering berries which will make taming higher level dinos easier, and they can hold water so if you live far away from a water vein or a lake you won't dehydrate.
If planning to make a lot of kibble have this dino carry a load of water on it and have a lot of wasterskins then keep on filling the skins with the water from the morrellatops while making the kibble, simple
Good at harvesting berries, WOOD, thatch and cactus sap. To harvest wood, you need to look for the bushes that look like tiny pine trees. Attack those and you will get about 80-120 wood. Hardly on par with a beaver but much better than looking for trees in the desert.
It can easily kill carnos, sabers and wolves of a lower level in a 1 on 1 as the primary attack has a knock back effect, similar to a trike in the island. The secondary attack is a stomp with an AoE effect. They have decent health and good carry weight and you can drink water from their hump. To fill the water, take it to a well, use carriables or harvest cacti with it.
Great dino for almost any needs. Great at collecting berries and wood. Good weight. Easyily takes out predators with normal hit as its knockback is great so if you time it perfectly you keep knocking them back and they cant hit you. Lvl 75+ is able to take out a rex easily.
This dino is one of my favorites. Being an early tame it has great carry weight, mobility, & health. The ability to store 750 water is an absolute life saver. You can refill your water skins/water jars/canteens by putting the container in its inventory& remote using it. You can fill their storage by simply walking them to a water source & letting them drink. I recommend taming 2-3 if you plan on doing any traveling. Safety in numbers. Level in Melee, Health,& Stamina (Weight as needed)