Archelon

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Archelon
NHMuseumArchelon.jpg
Scientific name
Archelon ischyros
Sections Archelon Skull
Archelon Torso
Period(s) Late Cretaceous
Length 13 feet (6.5 meters)
Selling price Skull: 4,000 Bells
Torso: 3,500 Bells
Main appearances
Name in other languages
 アーケロン
 아르켈론
 Archelone
 Archelon
 帝龟
 Archélon
 Archelon
 Archelon
 帝龜
 Archélon
 Archelon
 Архелон

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

At the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

"With a name that literally means "ruler turtle," the archelon was an ancient species of sea turtle. Reaching 13 feet in length and two metric tons in weight, it was a giant that lived up to its name. It likely ate jellyfish and squid, though theories say it may have also preyed on ammonites. Unlike with modern turtles, its shell was too soft to allow it to pull in its limbs for a defensive position."

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:

"Ah, yes. Archelon. It was a sort of huge sea turtle. The largest thus far found, if you want to know. They were very sizable—some 13 feet long, with a shell the size of a small car... If you're into that sort of thing. They likely ate seaweed, shrimp, octopus, and possibly ammonites, given the era involved. It seems CERTAIN giant turtles had to be prima donnas and eat some of the oldest life forms on earth!"

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

Real-world information[edit]

Archelon was a herbivorous marine turtle from the Late Cretaceous period. It is the largest turtle ever known, at up to 4.6 meters in length and weighing up to 2200 kg. It had not a solid shell, but a leathery one supported by a skeletal framework. It lived in the Western Interior Seaway, which went down the middle of modern-day North America, from 80 to 71 million years ago.

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As an item[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

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

In New Horizons[edit]

Archelon

Archelon Skull
Interactable No
Sell price  4000 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Archelon

Archelon Tail
Interactable No
Sell price  3500 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese アーケロン
Ākeron
Archelon

Korean 아르켈론
Areukellon
Archelon

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
帝龟 / 帝龜
Dì guī
Archelon

Russian Архелон
Arkhelon
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Dutch Archelon -

German Archelon -

European Spanish Archelon -

European French Archélon -

Italian Archelone -