Dunkleosteus

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Dunkleosteus
NHMuseumDunkleosteus.png
Scientific name
Dunkleosteus
Period(s) Frasnian - Famennian
Length ???
Selling price 3500 Bells
Main appearances
Name in other languages
 ダンクルオステウス
 邓氏鱼
 Dunkléostéus
 Dunkleosteo
 Dunkleosteus
 Дунклеостей
 둔클레오스테우스
 鄧氏魚
 Dunkléostéus
 Dunkleosteo
 Dunkleosteus
 Dunkleosteus


The Dunkleosteus 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 the player donates to Blathers or selects "Tell me about this!" in New Horizons, he will provide the following information about the fossil:

"The dunkleosteus flourished long before the dinosaurs and was a sort of armored fish. Curiously, only fossils for the head and shoulders have been found. We must simply imagine the rest! While its face was rather frightening, I like to picture a cute little tail and perhaps some fluffy paws on its fins. Such speculation is not scientific, of course, and essentially amounts to paleontological fan fiction. I own that."

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

As an item[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

Dunkleosteus

Dunkleosteus
Interactable No
Sell price  3,500 Bells
Colors
 
Gray
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0


Real-world information[edit]

Dunkleosteus is a placoderm, or armored fish, from the Late Devonian period. It was the largest placoderm known, with some species reaching nearly 9 meters and weighing 4 tons, making it comparable in size to a female orca and significantly larger than a great white shark. It possessed a powerful jaw, able to open and close within 60 milliseconds and exert a bite force of 6000-7400 N (comparable to that of a T. rex). This has led many to speculate that Dunkleosteus fed on ammonites and other placoderms.

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