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!"
As a furniture item
|Name||HRA Points||Feng Shui||Genre||Size (sq)|
|Archelon Skull||?||Brown (x2)||Quirky||4|
|Archelon Torso||?||Brown (x2)||Quirky||4|
- Main article: Archelon on Wikipedia
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.
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