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The pteranodon is a fossil that can be donated to the museum in all Animal Crossing series games and collected by Happy Home Handbook in Happy Home Designer. It is a three or four-part fossil, depending on the game - Wild World introduced a fourth part, the ptera body, which was removed in City Folk and continued to be excluded in New Leaf. In New Horizons, the pteranodon appears as a 3-part fossil, consisting of the ptera body, left ptera wing, and right ptera wing.

Donation to the museum[]

In Animal Crossing[]

In Animal Crossing, once the pteranodon exhibit is complete, Blathers will give the player information about the creature through the following dialogue.

"First things first, this winged creature is not actually a dinosaur, but rather a flying reptile. It did, however, live among many dinosaurs during the late Cretaceous period. Fascinating, eh wot? The structure of its immense wings suggests that is stayed aloft by gliding rather than flapping, you see? Imagine pteranodons with wingspans of over 23 feet swooping down to catch fish in their pelican-like beaks... Screee...SCHWAAAH!!! Oh, I do beg your pardon. Beaks, wings, flying... It's so very close to home!"

In Wild World[]

Upon completion of the pteranodon exhibit at the museum in Wild World, Blathers will give the player some information about the creature.

"The pteranodon was simply a wonderful creature. It emerged in the later age of dinosaurs, winging through the ancient skies. Though it could fly, it was most certainly not a bird! No, it was a reptile, wot! When it spread its wings, it was as big as a small airplane. Simply gargantuan! The very thought boggles my brain, to be honest. Ah. Hoo. Yes, so sorry. I'm actually rather glad the brute no longer exists."

In City Folk[]

After donating all of the pieces of the pteranodon to the museum in City Folk, Blathers will give the player information on the creature with the following dialogue.

In New Leaf[]

In New Leaf, a plaque by the display offers information about the fossil instead of Blathers.

"Pteranodons were a type of winged reptile, perhaps the ancestors of common birds. With their wings spread, they were about the size of a small airplane, but their bodies were very light. Strangely, they weighed less than 50 pounds, with wings made from skin, allowing for ease of flight."

In New Horizons[]

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

"The mighty Pteranodon! Among the very largest animals ever to fly, they were role models to us all. With a wingspan of over 23 feet in some cases, I find it simply stunning that they ever did more than glide! But fly they did, soaring dynamically and dramatically over land and sea! I wish I could have seen it..."

The pteranodon can be found on the left side in the second fossil room, flying above the Quetzalcoatlus.

As a furniture item[]

Name HRA Points Feng Shui Genre Size (sq)
Ptera Body (WW) 1,000 Brown (x2) Old School 2
Ptera Left Wing 1,000 Brown (x2) Old School (WW)
Retro (CF)
Ptera Right Wing 1,000 Brown (x2) Old School (WW)
Retro (CF)
Ptera Skull 1,000 Brown (x2) Old School (WW)
Retro (CF)


Further information[]

Main article: Pteranodon on Wikipedia

The Pteranodon is a genus of pterosaurs, an order of flying reptiles that lived during the Mesozoic Era, about 86-84.5 million years ago, in the Great Plains region of North America.

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese プテラノドン Puteranodon -
France French Ptéranodon -
Spain Spanish Pteranodonte -
Germany German Pteranodon -
Italy Italian Pteranodonte -
The Netherlands Dutch Pteranodon -
Russia Russian Птеранодон Pteranodon -
China Chinese 无齿翼龙/無齒翼龍 wúchǐyìlóng -
South Korea Korean 프테라노돈 Peuteranodon -

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