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|Scientific name||Archelon ischyros|
|Sections|| Archelon Skull|
|Price|| Skull: 4,000 Bells|
Torso: 3,500 Bells
|Regional names|| Archelon |
Completing the Archelon
In New Leaf
In New Leaf, a plaque by the display offers information about the fossil instead of Blathers.
"With a name that literally means "ruler turtle," the archelon was an ancient species of sea turtle. Reaching 13 feet in length and two metric tons in weight, it was a giant that lived up to its name. It likely ate jellyfish and squid, though theories say it may have also preyed on ammonites. Unlike with modern turtles, its shell was too soft to allow it to pull in its limbs for a defensive position."
As a Furniture Item
|Name||HRA Points||Feng Shui||Genre||Size (sq)|
|Archelon Skull||?||Brown (x2)||Quirky||4|
|Archelon Torso||?||Brown (x2)||Quirky||4|
Archelon was a very large, slow-moving turtle species that lived during the late Cretaceous period. Its large flippers suggest it lived in the open oceans; scientists also believe that they could have lived for over 100 years. They would come to beaches at night to lay their eggs, much like modern turtles. The closest living relative to this reptile is the leatherback sea turtle, which is the largest turtle species alive today.