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The ophthalmosaurus is a two-part fossil that can be donated to the museum in New Horizons.

Donation to the museum[]

In New Horizons[]

In New Horizons, the opthalmosaurus can be found along the left side of the second room in the fossil exhibit. Upon donation or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers will say:

"The adorable Opthalmosaurus—cutest of all the Ichthyosaurs! What makes a large, sea-dwelling reptile cute, you may ask? I shall tell you... The eyes! Opthalmosaurus's name means "eye lizard," and its face was quite dominated by those great orbs! Beside their cutifying effect, these eyes gave the creature great vision, making it a very successful hunter. And no doubt because its big, doe eyes lulled prey into a false sense of security..."

The ophthalmosaurus is displayed in the bottom left corner of the second fossil room, next to the plesiosaur.


Further information[]


Reconstruction of an Ophthalmosaurus.

Main article: Ophthalmosaurus on Wikipedia

Ophthalmosaurus (meaning “eye lizard” in Greek) is an ichthyosaur of the Middle Jurassic period (165-160 million years ago), named for its extremely large eyes. It had a graceful 6 m (19.5 ft) long dolphin-shaped body, and its almost toothless jaw was well-adapted for catching squid. Major fossil finds of this genus have been recorded in Europe and North and South America.

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese オフタルモサウルス Ofutarumosaurusu -
France French -
Spain Spanish -
Germany German -
Italy Italian Oftalmosauro -
The Netherlands Dutch Ophthalmosaurus -
Russia Russian Офтальмозавр Oftal'mozavr -
China Chinese 大眼鱼龙/大眼魚龍 dàyǎnyúlóng -
South Korea Korean ' -

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