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Fossils are the preserved remains of a prehistoric plant or animal, encased in rock over thousands of years. They exist as items in the Animal Crossing series, and up to 5 are generated each day at 6 AM, the quantity depending on weather and the game. They are buried under starfish-shaped cracks and must be dug up with a shovel.

Fossils remain as a blue piece of rock with an ammonite and stars engraved on them (i.e. "Unidentified") until assessed. In Animal Crossing, fossils must be mailed to the Faraway Museum for identification. In Wild World, Blathers is authorized to identify fossils, and continues to do so in later games.

Fossils are one of the collections in the Museum. In Wild World, there are 52 fossils to be collected. In New Leaf, there are 67 fossils. Unidentified fossils count as trash items in all games except New Leaf, where they can be sold for 100 Bells at Re-Tail.

Fossils as Furniture Items

Fossils may also be displayed in one's house and provide large boosts for HRA scoring. Stand alone fossils (trilobite, egg, amber, etc.) provide small boosts, skulls provide a big boost, and a completed skeleton gives the highest boost. As furniture, all fossils are either Old School (Wild World), Retro (City Folk), or Quirky (New Leaf, excluding stand-alone fossils which have no theme or genre).

Cyrus in New Leaf will accept completed fossil sets and will turn them into mini-models for use in the home.

Multi-part Fossils

Name Sell Price HRA Points Feng Shui Size (sq) Game(s)
Ankylosaurus
Ankylo Skull 3,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Ankylo Tail 2,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Ankylo Torso 3,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Apatosaurus
Apato Skull 5,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Apato Tail 4,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Apato Torso 4,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Archelon
Archelon Skull 4,000 ? ? 4sq.svg NL
Archelon Torso 3,500 ? ? 4sq.svg NL
Dimetrodon
Dimetrodon Skull 5,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Dimetrodon Tail 4,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Dimetrodon Torso 5,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Diplodocus
Diplo Chest 4,500 ? ? 4sq.svg NL
Diplo Hip 4,000 ? ? 4sq.svg NL
Diplo Neck 4,000 ? ? 4sq.svg NL
Diplo Skull 5,000 ? ? 4sq.svg NL
Diplo Tail 4,500 ? ? 4sq.svg NL
Ichthyosaur
Icthyo Skull 2,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg CF, NL
Icthyo Torso 2,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg CF, NL
Iguanodon
Iguanodon Skull 4,800 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Iguanodon Tail 3,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Iguanodon Torso 3,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Mammoth
Mammoth Skull 3,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Mammoth Torso 2,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Megacerops
Megacerops Skull 4,500 ? ? 4sq.svg NL
Megacerops Torso 3,500 ? ? 4sq.svg NL
Megacerops Tail 3,000 ? ? 4sq.svg NL
Pachycephalosaurus
Pachy Skull 4,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Pachy Tail 3,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Pachy Torso 3,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Parasaur
Parasaur Skull 3,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Parasaur Tail 2,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Parasaur Torso 3,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Plesiosaur
Plesio Neck 4,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Plesio Skull 4,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Plesio Torso 4,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Pteranodon
Ptera Body 4,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 2sq.svg WW
Ptera Left Wing 4,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 2sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Ptera Right Wing 4,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 2sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Ptera Skull 4,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 2sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Sabretooth Tiger
Sabretooth Skull 2,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Sabretooth Torso 2,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Seismosaur
Seismo Chest 4,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF
Seismo Hip 4,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF
Seismo Skull 5,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF
Seismo Tail 4,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg WW, CF
Spinosaurus
Spinosaurus Skull 3,200 ? ? 4sq.svg NL
Spinosaurus Tail 2,500 ? ? 4sq.svg NL
Spinosaurus Torso 3,000 ? ? 4sq.svg NL
Stegosaur
Stego Skull 5,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Stego Tail 4,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Stego Torso 5,400 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Styracosaurus
Styraco Skull 3,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg CF, NL
Styraco Tail 2,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg CF, NL
Styraco Torso 3,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg CF, NL
Triceratops
Tricera Skull 5,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Tricera Tail 4,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Tricera Torso 5,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Tyrannosaurus Rex
T-Rex Skull 6,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
T-Rex Tail 5,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
T-Rex Torso 5,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Velociraptor
Raptor Skull 3,000 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg CF, NL
Raptor Torso 2,500 1,000 Brown (x2) 4sq.svg CF, NL

Standalone Fossils

AC, WW, CF, NL'AC, WW, CF, NL

Name Sell Price HRA Points Feng Shui Size (sq) Game(s)
Amber 1,200 300 Orange/Brown 1sq.svg
Ammonite 1,100 300 Gray/Brown 1sq.svg
Archaeopteryx 1,300 300 Brown (x2) 1sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Coprolite 1,100 300 Gray/Brown 1sq.svg CF, NL
Dino Droppings 1,100 300 Gray/Brown 1sq.svg WW
Dinosaur Egg 1,400 300 Gray/Brown 1sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Dinosaur Track 1,000 300 Gray/Brown 1sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL
Fern Fossil 1,000 300 Gray/Brown 1sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Peking Man 1,100 300 Gray/Brown 1sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Shark Tooth 1,000 300 Gray/Brown 1sq.svg WW, CF, NL
Trilobite 1,300 300 Gray/Brown 1sq.svg AC, WW, CF, NL

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Multi-part fossils
AnkylosaurusApatosaurusArchelonBrachiosaurusDeinonychusDimetrodonDiplodocusIchthyosaurIguanodonMammothMegaceropsMegalocerosOphthalmosaurusPachycephalosaurusParasaurPlesiosaurPteranodonQuetzalcoatlusSabertooth tigerSeismosaurSpinosaurusStegosaurStyracosaurusTriceratopsTyrannosaurus rexVelociraptor
Stand-alone fossils
AcanthostegaAmberAmmoniteAnomalocarisArchaeopteryxAustralopithecusCoproliteDinosaur eggDinosaur trackDunkleosteusEusthenopteronFern fossilJuramaiaMyllokunmingiaPeking manShark toothShark-tooth patternTrilobite
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