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Ark: Survival Evolved is set on an island in space called an ARK. Players must survive in a world filled with roaming dinosaurs and other extinct animals.

In September 2016, an expansion pack called Scorched Earth was released. The new animals introduced in it are a mixture of living animals and fantasy creatures.

Creatures

There are many different creatures to be found in ARK: Survival Evolved. Every creature currently revealed, some of which may not yet be found in game.

The Island Creatures

Species Name Released Group Diet Temperament Tameable Rideable Saddle Level Feces Size
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Achatina Yes Invertebrates Herbivore Passive Yes No N/A Unknown
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Allosaurus Yes Dinosaurs Carnivore Aggressively Social Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
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Ammonite Yes Invertebrates Bottom Feeder Passive No No N/A Unknown
800px-Angler Dossier.jpg Angler Yes Fish Carnivore Aggressive to small fry, otherwise skittish! Yes Yes Yes Unknown
800px-Ankylosaurus Dossier.png Ankylosaurus Yes Dinosaurs Herbivore Docile Yes Yes 40 Medium
800px-Dossier SpiderMinion.png Araneo Yes Invertebrates Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes 40 Unknown
800px-Archaeopteryx Dossier.jpg Archaeopteryx Yes Birds Carnivore Fearful Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Argentavis Dossier.png Argentavis Yes Birds Carrion-Feeder Short-Tempered Yes Yes 55 Medium
800px-Arthropluera Dossier.png Arthropleura Yes Invertebrates Carrion-Feeder Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Basilosaurus Dossier.jpg Basilosaurus Yes Mammals Piscivore Passive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Baryonyx Dossier.jpeg Baryonyx Yes Dinosaurs Piscivore Passive to land creatures, but aggressive to water-dwellers Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Beelzebufo Dossier.png Beelzebufo Yes Amphibians Carnivore Languorous Yes Yes 25 Unknown
800px-Brontosaurus Dossier.png Brontosaurus Yes Dinosaurs Herbivore Docile Yes Yes 55 Large
800px-Dossier Turtle.png Carbonemys Yes Reptiles Herbivore Defensive Yes Yes 25 Unknown
800px-Dossier Carnotaurus.png Carnotaurus Yes Dinosaurs Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes 50 Medium
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Castoroides Yes Mammals Herbivore Friendly Yes Yes 55 Medium
800px-Chalicotherium Dossier.jpg Chalicotherium Yes Mammals Herbivore Territorial Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Cnidaria Dossier.jpg Cnidaria Yes Invertebrates Carnivore Passive, but aggressive at close range No No N/A Unknown
800px-Dossier Coel.png Coelacanth Yes Fish Omnivore Reactive Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Compy Dossier.png Compy Yes Dinosaurs Carnivore Curious Yes No N/A Small
800px-Daeodon Dossier.jpg Daeodon Yes Mammals Omnivore Territorial Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Dossier DilophosaurusFrill.png Dilophosaur Yes Dinosaurs Carnivore Skittish Yes No N/A Small
800px-Dimetrodon Dossier.png Dimetrodon Yes Synapsids Carnivore Reactive Yes No N/A Small
800px-Dossier Dimorphodon.png Dimorphodon Yes Reptiles Carnivore Reactive Yes No N/A Small
800px-Diplocaulus Dossier.jpg Diplocaulus Yes Amphibians Piscivore Skittish Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Dossier Diplodocus.jpg Diplodocus Yes Dinosaurs Herbivore Naive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Direbear Dossier.jpg Direbear Yes Mammals Omnivore Territorial Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Direwolfdossier.png Direwolf Yes Mammals Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Small
800px-Dossier Dodo.png Dodo Yes Birds Herbivore Oblivious Yes No N/A Small
800px-Doedicurus Dossier.png Doedicurus Yes Mammals Herbivore Docile Yes Yes 30 Medium
800px-Dossier Dragonfly.png Dragonfly Yes Invertebrates Carnivore Docile No No N/A Unknown
800px-Dung Beetle Dossier.png Dung Beetle Yes Invertebrates Coprophagic Passive Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Dunkleosteus Dossier.png Dunkleosteus Yes Fish Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Electrophorus Dossier.png Electrophorus Yes Fish Carnivore Reactive Yes No Unknown Unknown
800px-Equus Dossier.jpg Equus Yes Mammals Herbivore Loyal Yes Yes N/A Unknown
800px-Eurypterid Dossier.png Eurypterid Yes Invertebrates Carnivore Aggressive if approached No No N/A Unknown
800px-Gallimimus Dossier.png Gallimimus Yes Dinosaurs Herbivore Skittish Yes Yes 30 Medium
800px-Dossier GiantBee.jpg Giant Bee Yes Invertebrates Floravore Territorial Yes No Unknown Unknown
800px-Gigantosaurus Dossier.png Giganotosaurus Yes Dinosaurs Carnivore Angry Yes Yes 85 Large
800px-Gigantopithecus Dossier.png Gigantopithecus Yes Mammals Herbivore Territorial Yes Yes Unknown Small
800px-Hesperornis Dossier.jpg Hesperornis Yes Birds Piscivore Flippant Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Hyaenodon Dossier.jpg Hyaenodon Yes Mammals Carnivore Opportunistic Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Dossier Ichthy.png Ichthy Yes Reptiles Carnivore Curious Yes Yes 10 Unknown
800px-Ichthyornis Dossier.jpg Ichthyornis Yes Birds Piscivorous Skittish Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Iguanodon Dossier.jpg Iguanodon Yes Dinosaurs Herbivore Reactive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Kairuku Dossier.jpg Kairuku Yes Birds Piscivore Friendly Yes No N/A Small
800px-Kaprosuchus dossier.jpg Kaprosuchus Yes Reptiles Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Dossier Kentrosaurus.jpg Kentrosaurus Yes Dinosaurs Herbivore Short-tempered Yes No Unknown Unknown
800px-Leech Dossier.jpg Leech Yes Invertebrates Sanguinivore Passive - Aggressive No No N/A Unknown
800px-Leedsichthys Dossier.jpg Leedsichthys Yes Fish Piscivore Defensive No No N/A Unknown
800px-Dossier Liopleurodon.jpg Liopleurodon Yes Reptiles Carnivore Patient Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Lystrosaurus Dossier.jpg Lystrosaurus Yes Synapsids Herbivore Loyal Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Dossier Mammoth.png Mammoth Yes Mammals Herbivore Docile Yes Yes 40 Large
800px-Manta Dossier.jpg Manta Yes Fish Carnivore Defensive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Megalania Dossier.jpg Megalania Yes Reptiles Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Megaloceros Dossier.jpg Megaloceros Yes Mammals Herbivore Skittish Yes Yes 30 Medium
800px-Dossier Megalodon.png Megalodon Yes Fish Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes 45 Unknown
800px-Megalosaurus Dossier.jpg Megalosaurus Yes Dinosaurs Carnivore Nocturnally Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Megatherium Dossier.jpeg Megatherium Yes Mammals Omnivore (primarily Herbivore) Passive, but aggressive to insects Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Mesopithecus Dossier.jpg Mesopithecus Yes Mammals Omnivore Curious Yes No N/A Human
800px-Microraptor Dossier.jpeg Microraptor Yes Dinosaurs Carnivore Aggressive Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Mosasaurus Dossier.jpg Mosasaurus Yes Reptiles Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes 75 Unknown
1200px-Moschops Dossier.jpg Moschops Yes Synapsids Omnivore Cowardly Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Bat Dossier.png Onyc Yes Mammals Omnivore Aggressive Yes No N/A Unknown
Dossier Otter.jpg Otter Yes Mammals Omnivore Friendly Yes Yes N/A Unknown
800px-Oviraptor Dossier.jpg Oviraptor Yes Dinosaurs Carnivore Skittish Yes No N/A Small
Dossier Ovis.jpg Ovis Yes Mammals Herbivore Stupid Yes Yes N/A Unknown
800px-Dossier Pachy.png Pachy Yes Dinosaurs Herbivore Passive Yes Yes 15 Small
800px-Dossier Pachyrhinosaurus.jpeg Pachyrhinosaurus Yes Dinosaurs Herbivore Evasive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Dossier Paraceratherium.jpg Paracer Yes Mammals Herbivore Docile Yes Yes 30 Large
800px-Dossier Parasaur.png Parasaur Yes Dinosaurs Herbivore Skittish Yes Yes 10 Medium
800px-Pegomastax Dossier.jpg Pegomastax Yes Dinosaurs Herbivore Defensive Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Pelagornis Dossier.jpg Pelagornis Yes Birds Piscivore Skittish Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Dossier Phiomia.png Phiomia Yes Mammals Herbivore Skittish Yes Yes 5 Medium
800px-Dossier Piranha.png Piranha Yes Fish Carnivore Aggressive Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Dossier Plesiosaur.png Plesiosaur Yes Reptiles Carnivore Docile Yes Yes 60 Unknown
800px-Procoptodon Dossier.jpg Procoptodon Yes Mammals Herbivore Reactive Yes Yes 50 Medium
800px-Dossier Pterosaur.png Pteranodon Yes Reptiles Carnivore Skittish Yes Yes 35 Small
800px-Dossier Scorpion.png Pulmonoscorpius Yes Invertebrates Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes 25 Small
800px-Purlovia Dossier.jpg Purlovia Yes Synapsids Carnivore Patient Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Quetzal Dossier.jpg Quetzal Yes Reptiles Carnivore Skittish Yes Yes 60 Large
800px-Dossier Raptor.png Raptor Yes Dinosaurs Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes 15 Small
800px-Dossier Trex.png Rex Yes Dinosaurs Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes 60 Large
800px-Dossier Sabertooth.png Sabertooth Yes Mammals Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes 45 Small
800px-Sabertooth Salmon Dossier.jpg Sabertooth Salmon Yes Fish Carnivore Evasive, Aggressive when attacked Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Dossier Sarcosaurus.png Sarco Yes Reptiles Carnivore Patient Yes Yes 35 Medium
800px-Dossier Spino.png Spinosaur Yes Dinosaurs Carnivore Territorial Yes Yes 60 Large
800px-Dossier Stegosaurus.png Stegosaurus Yes Dinosaurs Herbivore Docile Yes Yes 30 Medium
Tapejara Dossier.jpg Tapejara Yes Reptiles Carnivore Skittish Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Terror Bird Dossier.jpg Terror Bird Yes Birds Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes 25 Small
800px-Therizinosaurus Dossier.jpg Therizinosaurus Yes Dinosaurs Herbivore Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Thylacoleo Dossier.jpg Thylacoleo Yes Mammals Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Dossier TitanBoa.png Titanoboa Yes Reptiles Carnivore Aggressive Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Dossier Titanomyrma.png Titanomyrma Yes Invertebrates Herbivore Territorial No No N/A Unknown
800px-Titanosaur Dossier.jpg Titanosaur Yes Dinosaurs Herbivore Passive, Unless Approached Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Dossier Triceratops.png Triceratops Yes Dinosaurs Herbivore Short-Tempered Yes Yes 20 Medium
800px-Dossier Trilobite copy.png Trilobite Yes Invertebrates Carnivore Defensive Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Troodon Dossier.jpg Troodon Yes Dinosaurs Carnivore Nocturnally Aggressive Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Tusoteuthis Dossier.jpeg Tusoteuthis Yes Invertebrates Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Woolly Rhino Dossier.jpg Woolly Rhino Yes Mammals Herbivore Friendly Yes Yes 45 Medium
Yutyrannus Dossier.jpg.jpg Yutyrannus Yes Dinosaurs Carnivores Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown

The Island Bosses

These creatures appear briefly on the Island as massive creatures to battle. They can't be tamed and will only appear for a brief period of time.

Species Name Released Group Diet Temperament Tameable Rideable Saddle Level Feces Size
Dossier Broodmother.png Broodmother Lysrix Yes Bosses Carnivore Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown
Dossier Megapithecus.png Megapithecus Yes Bosses Carnivore Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown
Dossier Dragon.png Dragon Yes Bosses Carnivore Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown

The Island Event Creatures

These creatures only appear ingame during specific events.

Species Name Released Group Diet Temperament Tameable Rideable Saddle Level Feces Size
Dodorex Dossier.jpg DodoRex Yes Event Creatures Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
Zomdodo.jpg Zomdodo Yes Event Creatures Carnivore Aggressive Yes No Unknown Unknown
BunnyDodo.jpg BunnyDodo Yes Event Creatures Herbivore Oblivious No No Unknown Unknown
BunnyOviraptor Yes Event Creatures Carnivore Skittish No No Unknown Unknown
Super Turkey.jpg Turkey (Super Turkey) Yes Event Creatures Carnivore Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown
Skeletal Bronto Yes Event Creatures Herbivore Unknown No No Unknown Unknown
Skeletal Carno Yes Event Creatures Carnivore Agressive No No Unknown Unknown
Skeletal Giganotosaurus Yes Event Creatures Carnivore Agressive No No Unknown Unknown
Skeletal Quetzal Yes Event Creatures Carnivore Unknown No No Unknown Unknown
Skeletal Raptor Yes Event Creatures Carnivore Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown
Skeletal Rex Yes Event Creatures Carnivore Agressive No No Unknown Unknown
Skeletal Stego Yes Event Creatures Herbivore Unknown No No Unknown Unknown
Skeletal Trike Yes Event Creatures Herbivore Unknown No No Unknown Unknown

The Island Alpha Predators

Alpha Predators are bigger and stronger versions of creatures on the Island.

Species Name Released Group Diet Temperament Tameable Rideable Saddle Level Feces Size
Alpha Carno.png Alpha Carnotaurus Yes Alpha Predators Carnivore Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown
Alpha Leedsichthys Yes Alpha Predators Piscivore Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown
Alpha Megalodon Yes Alpha Predators Carnivore Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown
Alpha Mosasaurus Yes Alpha Predators Carnivore Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown
Alpha TRex.png Alpha Tyrannosaurus rex Yes Alpha Predators Carnivores Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown
Alpha Tusoteuthis Yes Alpha Predators Carnivore Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown
Alpha Raptor.png Alpha Utahraptor Yes Alpha Predators Carnivore Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown

The Island Variations

These are variations of the normal creatures on the island.

Species Name Released Group Diet Temperament Tameable Rideable Saddle Level Feces Size
Yeti.jpg Yeti Yes Mammals Herbivore Aggressive No No Unknown Small
Leech Diseased.jpg Diseased Leech Yes Invertabrates Sanguinivore Passive - Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown

Scorched Earth Creatures

Species Name Released Group Diet Temperament Tameable Rideable Saddle Level Feces Size
800px-Dossier DeathWorm.jpg Deathworm Yes Invertebrates Carnivore Extremely Territorial No No N/A Unknown
800px-Dossier Jerboa.jpg Jerboa Yes Mammals Herbivore Cowardly Yes No N/A Small
800px-Dossier JugBug.jpg Jug Bug Yes Invertebrates Herbivore Passive No No N/A Unknown
800px-Dossier Mantis.jpg Mantis Yes Invertebrates Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Dossier Morellatops.jpg Morellatops Yes Dinosaurs Herbivore Passive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
Pheonix Ark.jpg Phoenix Yes Birds Flame Eater Elusive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
800px-Dossier RockElemental.jpg Rock Elemental Yes Fantasy Minerals Extremely Territorial Yes Yes 65 Unknown
800px-Dossier SpinyLizard.jpg Thorny Dragon Yes Reptiles Herbivore? Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Medium
800px-Dossier Vulture.jpg Vulture Yes Birds Carnivore Docile Yes No N/A Unknown
800px-Dossier Wyvern.jpg Wyvern Yes Fantasy Carnivore Aggressive Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown

Scorched Earth Bosses

These creatures appear briefly in Scorched Earth as massive creatures to battle. They can't be tamed and will only appear for a brief time.

Species Name Released Group Diet Temperament Tameable Rideable Saddle Level Feces Size
Dossier Manticore.png Manticore Yes Bosses Carnivore Aggressivie No No Unknown Unknown

Scorched Earth Event Creatures

Species Name Released Group Diet Temperament Tameable Rideable Saddle Level Feces Size
DodoWyvern.jpg Dodo Wyvern Yes Event Creatures Carnivore Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown
Bone Fire Wyvern Yes Event Creatures Carnivore Aggressive No No Unknown Medium
Skeletal Jerboa Yes Event Creatures Herbivore Unknown No No Unknown Small
Zombie Wyvern Yes Event Creatures Carnivore Aggressive No No Unknown Medium

Scorched Earth Alpha Predators

Alpha Predators are bigger and stronger versions of creatures on Scorched Earth.

Species Name Released Group Diet Temperament Tameable Rideable Saddle Level Feces Size
Alpha Deathworm Yes Alpha Predators Carnivore Extremely Territorial No No Unknown Unknown
Alpha Fire Wyvern Yes Alpha Predators Carnivore Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown

Scorched Earth Variations

These creatures are variations of the normal creatures in Scorched Earth.

Species Name Released Group Diet Temperament Tameable Rideable Saddle Level Feces Size
Fire Wyvern Yes Fantasy Carnivore Aggressive Unknown Yes Unknown Medium
Poison Wyvern Yes Fantasy Carnivore Aggressive Unknown Yes Unknown Medium
Lightning Wyvern Yes Fantasy Carnivore Aggressive Unknown Yes Unknown Medium
Rubble Golem Yes Fantasy Minerals Extremely Territorial No No Unknown Unknown

Ragnarok Creatures

Species Name Released Group Diet Temperament Tameable Rideable Saddle Size Feces Size
Dossier Griffin.jpg Griffin Yes Fantasy Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes N/A Small

Ragnarok Variations

These are variations of the normal creatures in Ragnarok.

Species Name Released Group Diet Temperament Tameable Rideable Saddle Level Feces Size
Iceworm Yes Invertabrates Carnivore Extremely Territorial No No Unknown Unknown
Iceworm Queen Yes Invertabrates Carnivore Extremely Territorial No No Unknown Unknown
Lava Elemental Yes Fantasy Minerals Territorial No No Unknown Unknown Ice Wyvern.jpg Ice Wyvern Yes Fantasy Carnivore Aggressive Unknown Yes Unknown Medium
Dire Polar Bear Yes Mammals Carnivore Territorial Yes Yes Unknown Medium

Aberration Creatures

Species Name Released Group Diet Temperament Tameable Rideable Saddle Level Feces Size
Basilisk.jpg Basilisk Yes Fantasy, Reptile Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
Bulbdog.jpg Bulbdog Yes Unknown Unknown Passive Yess No Unknown Unknown
Featherlight Yes Fantasy, Bird Unknown Passive Yes No Unknown Unknown
Glowbug.jpg Glow Bug Yes Invertebrates Unknown Passive No No Unknown Unknown
Karkinos.jpg Karkinos Yes Unknown Unknown Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
Lamprey Yes Fish Carnivore Aggressive Yes No Unknown Unknown
Naked Mole-Rat.jpg Naked Mole-Rat Yes Mammals Herbivore Passive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
Nameless.jpg Nameless Yes Fantasy, Mammal Unknown Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown
Reaper Queen Yes Fantasy Carnivore Aggressive Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Rock Drake.jpg Rock Drake Yes Fantasy, Reptile Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
Aberration Mystery Creature.png Ravager Yes Fantasy, Mammal Carnivore Aggressive Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
Aberration Mystery Creature 2.jpg Glowtail Yes Fantasy, Reptile Unknown Passive Yes No Unknown Unknown
Aberration Mystery Creature 3.png Seeker Yes Fantasy Unknown Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown
Aberration Mystery Creature 4.jpg Reaper Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Aberration Mystery Creature 5.jpg Shinehorn Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown

Other

Unknown Creatures

These creatures, while they do have models in the game, do not have dossiers or any other kind of information about them.

Species Name Released Group Diet Temperament Tameable Rideable Saddle Level Feces Size
"Hive Creature" No Invertebrates Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
"Swarm Creature" No Invertabrates Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown

Mentioned Creatures

While some of the creators of the game have mentioned that these creatures may be appearing in the game at some point, their existence ingame remains unconfirmed.

Name Released Group Diet Temperament Tameable Rideable Saddle Level Feces Size
Gorgonopsid No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Unknown Arctic Hadrosaur No Dinosaurs Herbivore Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Additional Alpha Herbivores No Unknown Herbivores Aggressive No No Unknown Unknown

Reception

ARK: Survival Evolved received "mixed or average" reviews on Metacritic getting a metascore of 70/100 on PC[1] and 69/100 on both PS4[2] & Xbox One.[3] However, its Nintendo Switch version received "generally unfavorable" reviews holding a metascore of 29/100.[4]

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References

  1. Metascore for ARK: Survival Evolved on PCMetacritic, Retrieved April 29, 2020
  2. Metascore for ARK: Survival Evolved on PS4Metacritic, Retrieved April 29, 2020
  3. Metascore for ARK: Survival Evolved on Xbox OneMetacritic, Retrieved April 29, 2020
  4. Metascore for ARK: Survival Evolved on Nintendo SwitchMetacritic, Retrieved April 29, 2020
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