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Scientific name Arietites bucklandi
Selling price 1,100 Bells
Appearances Animal Crossing,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The Ammonite is a stand-alone fossil that can be donated to the museum in all Animal Crossing series games to date.

Donating to the Museum[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"Well! Hoo and hoo again! An ammonite! My stars! A very impressive find! Ah yes, wonderful. This fossil is of exceedingly superior quality, wot wot. Now then, I know a thing or two about these creatures. Yes, indeed. Ammonites... Though ammonites lived in shells, they were not shellfish, but rather mollusks, like octopi[sic] and squid. The closest living relative to the ammonite is the chambered nautilus. Fascinating, no? Ammonites existed from the Devonian period, some 400 million years ago, to the end of the Cretaceous period. Their extinction coincided with that of the dinosaurs. Time and tide wait for neither man nor beast, wot! Oh, hoo. Blathers, you ninny! I've gone and done it again. Spewing out more information than necessary. So sorry."

In Animal Crossing: Wild World[edit]

"Hoo! Indeed, WOO hoo! Amazing! This fossil is an almost flawless specimen! The ammonite looks like it would be related to spiral-shelled creatures. But have I got a whopper of a surprise for you! They are actually part of the same family as squid and octopi[sic]! Just imagine! All that remains of these enigmatic creatures are their shells... Despite extensive research, we're still not sure what their bodies looked like. Oh! I'm terribly sorry. I went on rather long, didn't I? Forgive me!"

In Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

"Hoo my, simply wonderful! A truly rare fossil! An ammonite, you see, is not what it seems, eh wot? At first glance, you'd think it was related to the conch. But it isn't a member of that family at all. Hoo no! Actually, it's closer to the squid and octopus! Sadly, the only fossils we can find are mere shells, so we know not what sort of bodies they had. HOO! I... beg your pardon! I was so enthralled, I... I spouted hot air like a teapot, eh wot?"

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

"Ammonites were sea creatures with shells ranging from a few inches to a few feet in diameter. However, theories speculate that giant varieties existed as well, with shells six feet in diameter. Oddly, the ammonite is a closer relative to the squid or octopus than to the chambered nautilus."

In Real Life[edit]

An ammonite is a fossil of a shell which belonged to an underwater sea creature which closely resemble an octopus. Although now they are extinct and are one of the most common fossil types on beaches.

As a furniture item[edit]

Name HRA Points Feng Shui Genre Size (sq)
Ammonite 300 Gray/Brown Old School (WW)
Retro (CF)
Quirky (NL)

In Doubutsu no Mori (film)[edit]

Yu with an ammonite fossil
A mountain of ammonite fossils

Halberd and Yu manage to dig up an ammonite fossil in Doubutsu no Mori (film) during the summertime. Later, they, along with Ai, Sally, and Bouquet, go into a cave to hunt for more ammonite fossils. After going through a tough waterfall, they stumble upon a mountain of ammonite fossils. Later in the wintertime, when searching for the UFO part, Yu and the others see the same mountain of ammonite fossils.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Amonites -