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The archelon is a two-part fossil that can be donated to the museum in New Leaf and New Horizons and can be collected by Happy Home Handbook in Happy Home Designer. While generally donated, the pieces can also be sold for a decent price.

Donation to the museum

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."

In New Horizons

In New Horizons, Upon donation or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say:

"Ah, yes. Archelon. It was a sort of huge sea turtle. The largest thus far found, if you want to know. They were very sizable - some 13 feet long, with a shell the size of a small car... If you're into that sort of thing. They likely ate seaweed, shrimp, octopus, and possibly ammonites, given the era involved. It seems CERTAIN giant turtles had to be prima donnas and eat some of the oldest life forms on earth!"

The archelon is displayed on the left side of the second fossil room, between the plesiosaur and the quetzalcoatlus.

As a furniture item

Name HRA Points Feng Shui Genre Size (sq)
Archelon Skull  ? Brown (x2) Quirky 4
Archelon Torso  ? Brown (x2) Quirky 4

Further information

Main article: Archelon on Wikipedia
Super Arky

A mounted cast of Archelon ischyros.

Archelon ischyros was a very large, slow-moving turtle species that lived during the late Cretaceous period, about 80-74 million years ago. 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]

In other languages

Archelon
Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese アーケロン Ākeron
Flag of France small French Archelon
Flag of Spain Spanish Archelon
Flag of Germany small German Archelon
Flag of Italy small Italian Archelone
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Archelon
Flagofrussiasmall Russian Архелон Arkhelon
Flagofchinasmall Chinese '
Flag of South Korea Korean 아르켈론 Areukellon


References

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/seamonsters/factfiles/archelon.shtml


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