Megacerops

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Megacerops
NH Megacerops Museum.jpg
The Megacerops in the museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Scientific name
Megacerops
Type Multi-part
Period(s) Late Eocene
Length 16 feet (4.9 m)
Main appearances

Name in other languages
 メガセロプス
 巨角犀
 Brontothérium
 Brontoterio
 Brontoterio
 Бронтотерий
 메가케롭스
 巨角犀
 Brontothérium
 Brontoterio
 Megacerops
 Brontops

The Megacerops is a three-part fossil in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

At the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

The Megacerops in the museum in New Leaf.

After donating the final part of the fossil in New Leaf, its plaque in the museum will read:

"The megacerops was a mammalian grazer with a Y-shaped horn on its nose. It is a distant relative of the rhinoceros, which the horn helps give away. Its main source of food was soft grass, but climate change caused this food source to disappear. Ultimately, without a thriving source of fresh food, megacerops joined other creatures in extinction."

In New Horizons[edit]

"Hoo! I had been hoping someone would bring me a Megacerops! This large fellow was a bit like our modern rhinoceros, but with two horns on its nose! Sadly, their small teeth restricted them to a diet of rather soft plants, and eventually they died out. I feel there is a valuable lesson to be had there about learning to enjoy a variety of foods."

As an item[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Megacerops

Megacero skull
Sell price  4,500 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Style Historical
HHA theme challenge Quirky
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Megacerops

Megacero torso
Sell price  3,500 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Style Historical
HHA theme challenge Quirky
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Megacerops

Megacero tail
Sell price  3,000 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Style Historical
HHA theme challenge Quirky
Size 2.0 x 2.0

In New Horizons[edit]

Megacerops

Megacero skull
Interactable No
Sell price  4,500 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Megacerops

Megacero tail
Interactable No
Sell price  3,000 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Megacerops

Megacero torso
Interactable No
Sell price  3,500 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Real-world information[edit]

Megacerops was a large herbivorous mammal that lived in North America during the Late Eocene (38-33.9 million years ago). While it resembles a rhinoceros, its closest modern relatives are actually horses. Megacerops was also far larger than any rhinoceros, reaching sizes that rival those of modern elephants. Based on the shape of its teeth, Megacerops likely preferred softer vegetation.

Males have been found with partially healed rib fractures, leading many to hypothesize that males would use their horns to fight, as no other animal known from their ecosystem could have made those wounds.

More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.