I believe they don't recieve as much credit as they're due. At higher levels they can prove to have high health pools and are still decently fast for a starter mount. My level 125 even made short work of a level 60 sarco!
Are you a new Ark player? A Tipp for you. He is fast... faster than you. The best way is craft Bola and Bola the Parasaur. Knock out and feed it with Berries. Dont miss nacoberries... Good you tamed it! Craft a Parasaur saddle and ride it! Good luck. (pls vote 🔼 to beginners see this)