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Archelon
Archelon
Scientific Name Archelon ischyros
Sections Archelon Skull
Archelon Torso
Period Late Cretaceous
Length 6.5m
Selling Price Skull: 4,000 Bells
Torso: 3,500 Bells
Appearance(s) Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The Archelon is a two-part fossil that can be donated to the museum in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. While generally donated, the pieces can also be sold to Re-Tail for a decent price.

Completing the Archelon in New Leaf

In Animal Crossing: 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  ?  ? Quirky 4
Archelon Torso  ?  ? Quirky 4

Further Information

Super Arky
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.[1]

References

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/seamonsters/factfiles/archelon.shtml
Fossils
Sets
Ankylosaurus | Apatosaurus | Archelon | Dimetrodon | Diplodocus | Ichthyosaur | Iguanodon | Mammoth | Megacerops | Pachycephalosaurus | Parasaur | Plesiosaur | Pteranodon | Sabretooth Tiger | Seismosaur | Spinosaurus | Stegosaur | Styracosaurus | Triceratops | Tyrannosaurus Rex | Velociraptor
Stand-Alone
Amber | Ammonite | Archaeopteryx | Coprolite | Dinosaur Egg | Dinosaur Track | Fern Fossil | Peking Man | Shark Tooth | Trilobite

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