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Scientific name
Acanthostega gunnari
Sections stand-alone
Period(s) Late Devonian
Length ???
Selling price 2000 Bells
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese アカントステガ
Simplified Chinese 棘螈
French Acanthostéga
Spanish Acantostega
Italian Acantostega
Russian Акантостега

Korean 아칸토스테가
Traditional Chinese 棘螈
Quebec French Acanthostéga
Latin American Spanish Acantostega
German Acanthostega
Dutch Acanthostega

The Acanthostega is a stand-alone fossil that can be donated to the museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Donating to the museum[edit]

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:

"The acanthostega! Said to be one of the earliest amphibians, it existed well before dinosaurs. Because they lived as fish not long before, they still had gills and very webbed "hands.". To toss away the life they knew and venture onto unknown lands... they must have been very brave! Hmm... Does it still count as bravery if you have no understanding of what you're doing?"

The Acanthostega can be found in the first room of the fossil exhibit in the museum.

Real-world information[edit]

Acanthostega gunnari was an animal from the late Devonian period and is representative of the evolution of tetrapods, or land vertebrates. While not well suited for life on land, it nevertheless exhibits important evolutionary advances in that direction. Notably, its locomotion was powered by its back fins instead of its front.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese アカントステガ

Korean 아칸토스테가

Simplified Chinese 棘螈 (iQue)
Jí yuán

Russian Акантостега

Dutch Acanthostega Acanthostega

German Acanthostega Acanthostega

European Spanish Acantostega Acanthostega

European French Acanthostéga Acanthostega

Italian Acantostega Acanthostega