Spinosaurus

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The Spinosaurus is a three-part fossil in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Spinosaurus
ACNH Spinosaurus Screenshot.jpg
The Spinosaurus in the museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Scientific name
Spinosaurus aegyptiacus
Sections Spino Skull
Spino Tail
Spino Torso
Selling price Skull: 4,000 Bells
Tail: 2,500 Bells
Torso: 3,000 Bells
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese スピノサウルス
Simplified Chinese 棘龙
French Spinosaure
Spanish Espinosaurio
Italian Spinosauro
Russian Спинозавр

Korean 스피노사우루스
Traditional Chinese 棘龍
Quebec French Spinosaure
Latin American Spanish Espinosaurio
German Spinosaurus
Dutch Spinosaurus


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At the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

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

"The spinosaurus is famous for the sail on its back, made up of skin stretched over spikelike bones. The assumption is that these sails were used to help regulate body temperature, common for reptiles. In addition to having this large sail, it is also the largest of the carnivorous dinosaurs. Despite being so commanding, its diet most likely consisted of fish from swampy, marshy regions."

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to Blathers or selecting "Tell me about this!" in New Horizons, he will provide the following information about the fossil:

"Ahem. Yes. The Spinosaurus was a very large, carnivorous dinosaur, roughly the size of a T. Rex. Unlike its more famous cousin, however, Spinosaurus seems to have spent a great deal of time in water. Similar to modern crocodiles, this creature lived on a diet of fish AND land-dwelling animals. Personally, I am simply relieved that it did not seek FLYING prey."

The Spinosaurus can be found in the second room of the fossil exhibit in the museum.

As an item[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Name HHA Points Feng Shui Genre Size (sq)
Spino Skull ? Brown (x2) Quirky 4
Spino Tail ? Brown (x2) Quirky 4
Spino Torso ? Brown (x2) Quirky 4

In New Horizons[edit]

 

Spino Skull
Interactable No
Sell Price   4000 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size  

 

Spino Torso
Interactable No
Sell Price   3000 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size  

 

Spino Tail
Interactable No
Sell Price   2500 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size  

Real-world information[edit]

Spinosaurus lived in North Africa in the middle of the Cretaceous period, about 112 to 93.5 million years ago. It is one of the largest theropods known, at 12.6 to 14.3 meters long and weighing 12 to 20.9 tonnes. First described in 1912, the type specimen was destroyed in 1944 during World War II, when Allied forces bombed Munich, where the specimen was stored. While partial remains were found afterwards, very little was known about the dinosaur until 2014, when a near-complete sub-adult was excavated from the Kem Kem Beds in Morocco. From this discovery, it was revealed that Spinosaurus was the first known non-avian semi-aquatic theropod. It lived in what is sometimes called the "River of Giants", a large river that stretched across northern Africa and was home to an unusually high concentration of carnivores and piscivores. Spinosaurus ate both land animals and fish, although it is debated which comprised a larger portion of its diet.

  More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.