Ark Tapejara (How to Tame, Controls, Food, Location…)

Ark Tapejara

The Tapejara Imperator is a carnivorous yet skittish flying creature that was seen around the Cretaceous time period.

Having an appearance similar to the Pteranodon except for a body shaped more for maneuvering while airborne, this flyer is a favorite of many flying creature riders.

The Tapejara can be seen flying around and is known to never be seen again when it flees due to its skittish behavior which causes it to fly off at high altitudes and at a quick pace.

Tapejara are very alert and will immediately fly the area if a survivor or a tamed creature approaches them as any sign of danger will cause them to have a knack to run away.

Once successfully tamed, a Tapejara becomes a very versatile flyer and can even be equipped with a tech saddle, allowing it to be used for assaults and raiding.


Dossier Summary

The Tapejara is a unique flyer, being able to maneuver much better than other flyers due to the rudder that extends along its head, allowing it to fully turn in midair with ease.

Given the Tapejara’s large fin on its head, it is capable of controlling the way that it flies, giving it the ability to fly forward, backwards and even strafe in mid air.

Tribes would utilize the Tapejara for the ability to carry an extra passenger which can attack from its back as well as the Tapejara’s ability to cling to surfaces, allowing its pilot to use weapons as well.

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1) Grab

The Tapejara can grab smaller creatures and even survivors from the ground or even off of other creatures.

Default Controls:

  • RMB (for PC)
  • LT (for Xbox)
  • L2 (for PS4)

2) Cling (Passive)

A unique ability that the Tapejara has is that it can cling to a surface and stay in such a position, allowing those on its back to hide with it or to fire at enemies nearby.

Default Controls:

Press the jump button near a surface.

  • Space (for PC)
  • A Button (for Xbox)
  • X Button (for PS4)



Due to its fast speed an ability to maneuver an hide, the Tapejara makes an excellent scout as it can get around easily and remain safe when piloted well.


The Tapejara can carry a rider, passenger and pick up another survivor or smaller creature, allowing it to be used as a good method of transportation during earlier phases.

Aerial Fighter

With its ability to maneuver extremely well, the Tapejara can outfly several creatures and when piloted by an experience rider, it can become quite an astounding enemy in the sky.


While the Tapejara may not be the sturdiest flyer, it can be equipped with a Tek Saddle which makes it a deadly flyer that can be used to assault enemies and their bases while staying safe with its maneuverability.

Taming Mount

Since the Tapejara can carry another survivor as a passenger, allowing a team of two to tame flying creatures while flying and land creatures from above.

How to Tame Tapejara?

The Tapejara gets spooked easily and because of this, it is best to move up to it (preferably with a Ghillie Suit on) and to quickly toss a Bola at it before attempting to knock it out.

Taming a Tapejara without a Bola can be extremely difficult and will most likely end up in a failure, making the Bola essential for the taming process.



  • Superior Kibble

Other Food

  • Raw Mutton
  • Cooked Lamb Chop
  • Raw Prime Meat
  • Cooked Prime Meat
  • Raw Prime Fish Meat
  • Raw Meat
  • Cooked Prime Fish Meat
  • Cooked Meat
  • Raw Fish Meat
  • Cooked Fish Meat


Tapejara Saddle

Tapejara Saddle crafting resources:

  • 180 × Fiber
  • 260 × Hide
  • 120 x Wood
  • 45 x Metal Ingot

Tek Tapejara Saddle

Tek Tapejara Saddle crafting resources:

  • 140 x Black Pearl
  • 370 x Crystal
  • 55 x Element
  • 2500 x Metal Ingot
  • 500 x Polymer



When two Tapejara mate, the female will drop a Fertilized Tapejara Egg which is distinguishable by its maroon color with orange spots.


Tapejara can be seen near jungles and ponds, avoiding outer areas where they can easily be spotted.

Maps whereTapejara spawn:

  • The Island
  • The Center
  • Scorched Earth
  • Ragnarok
  • Extinction
  • Valguero

Tapejara Spawn Location:

The following are spawn maps where the Tapejara can be found

The Island:

The Center:

Scorched Earth:




The Tapejara is indeed one of the most amazing flying creatures that have been seen on the Ark and has been a favorite of several riders who love to take to the skies.

What the Tapejara lacks in tenacity, it makes up with speed and utility, being able to be used in several ways and later on in advanced warefrare.

Tribes mainly utilize the Tapejara for scouting and later on for assaulting enemies with the use of a Tek Saddle, allowing it to bombard enemies on land and in the air with deadly shots.

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