|始祖鳥 Shiso tori|
|Scientific name||Archaeopteryx lithographica|
|Appearances|| Wild World,|
Donation to the museum
In Wild World
"Archaeopteryx had wings and looked almost exactly like a modern bird, eh wot? As such, most scientists believed it was the true avian ancestor. Our most recent studies however, conclude that the lineage is not direct.
In City Folk
"Hoo, what a wondrous find! Such perfect condition! Archaeopteryx's feathers... led many people to believe it was the progenitor of the birds, eh wot? Sadly, further evidence indicates it's likely not a direct relation... The current thinking is that we had other ancestors. Different grand-Blathers for me, wot wot! To be honest, there are almost as many theories as fossils for this beastie. It's quite a riddle!"
In New Leaf
In New Leaf, a plaque by the display offers information about the fossil instead of Blathers.
"The Archaeopteryx is considered a close relative to the ancestors of modern birds. Despite the similarities, its teeth and three-clawed hands contain marked differences. As its bones were hollow to keep its body lighter and allow for flight, fossils rarely survive."
As a Furniture Item
|Name||HRA Points||Feng Shui||Size (sq)|