Fossil

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An unidentified fossil in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Fossils are items in the Animal Crossing series that can be donated to the museum. Fossils can be found on occasion around the player's town, buried under the soil with a tell-tale crack in the ground above it. Unidentified fossils can be dug up with a shovel; it can be taken to the museum or mailed for identification, sold, placed in a house, used in DIY recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, or discarded.

In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, the fossils must each be individually mailed to the Farway Museum, which is located outside the player's town, for identification. In Wild World onwards, it can be identified by Blathers, the curator, free of charge. Upon being identified, it can be donated or returned to the player's inventory. In Wild World, there are 52 fossils to be collected, all forming a part of a dinosaur, early mammal, aquatic reptile, or an entire, yet smaller, fossil. After being completed, Blathers gives a small talk on the finished fossil, while the fossil itself has its scientific name and the period in history that it lived in written next to the exhibit.

Fossils may also be displayed in the player's house and provide large boosts for HRA scoring and the player's bell funds. Stand alone fossils (trilobite, egg, amber, etc.) provide small boosts, skulls provide a big boost, and a completed skeleton gives the highest boost. As furniture, all fossils have either Old School (Wild World), Retro (City Folk), or Quirky (New Leaf) genres, with the exception of New Horizons. In New Leaf, if the player has all the parts of a fossil, they can optionally take it to Cyrus and have him shrink the fossil to a mini figure that takes only one square and can be displayed on a table.

On average, players can find three random fossils in their town per day, provided there is enough space for them to spawn. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, there are 67 total fossils, and four fossils tend to spawn each day. Other items such as pitfall seeds may also be buried underground. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are a total of 74 Fossils to collect, with four or five fossils spawning each day on the player's island. Fossils may also be found on island tours.

Lists of fossils[edit]

Multi-part fossils[edit]

Name Sell Price Color(s) Size Game(s)
Ankylosaurus
Ankylo Skull  3,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Ankylo Tail  2,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Ankylo Torso  3,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Apatosaurus
Apato Skull  5,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD
Apato Tail  4,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD
Apato Torso  4,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD
Archelon
Archelon Skull  4,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NL, HHD, NH
Archelon Tail
'Archelon Torso' before New Horizons
 3,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NL, HHD, NH
Brachiosaurus
Brachio Chest  5,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NH
Brachio Skull  6,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NH
Brachio Tail  5,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NH
Brachio Pelvis  5,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NH
Deinonychus
Deinony Tail  2,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NH
Deinony Torso  3,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NH
Dimetrodon
Dimetrodon Skull  5,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Dimetrodon Tail
Combined with the 'Dimetrodon Torso' in New Horizons
 4,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD
Dimetrodon Torso  5,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Diplodocus
Diplo Chest  4,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NL, HHD, NH
Diplo Neck  5,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NL, HHD, NH
Diplo Pelvis
'Diplo Hip' before New Horizons
 4,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NL, HHD, NH
Diplo Skull  5,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NL, HHD, NH
Diplo Tail
Split into 'Diplo Tail' and 'Diplo Tail Tip' in New Horizons
 4,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NL, HHD, NH
Diplo Tail Tip  4,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NH
Ichthyosaur
Icthyo Skull  2,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 CF, NL, HHD
Icthyo Torso  2,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 CF, NL, HHD
Iguanodon
Iguanodon Skull  4,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Iguanodon Tail  3,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Iguanodon Torso  3,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Mammoth
Mammoth Skull  3,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Mammoth Torso  2,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Megacerops
Megacero Skull  4,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NL, HHD, NH
Megacero Tail  3,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NL, HHD, NH
Megacero Torso  3,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NL, HHD, NH
Megaloceros
Left Megalo Side  4,000 Bells Beige/Brown 2.0 x 2.0 NH
Right Megalo Side  5,500 Bells Beige/Brown 2.0 x 2.0 NH
Ophthalmosaurus
Ophthalmo Skull  2,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NH
Ophthalmo Torso  2,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NH
Pachycephalosaurus
Pachysaurus Skull
'Pachy Skull' before New Horizons
 4,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Pachysaurus Tail
'Pachy Tail' before New Horizons
 3,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Pachy Torso
Combined with the 'Pachysaurus Tail' in New Horizons
 3,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD
Parasaurolophus
Parasaur Skull  3,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Parasaur Tail  2,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Parasaur Torso  3,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Plesiosaur
Plesio Neck
Combined with the 'Plesio Skull' in New Horizons
 4,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD
Plesio Skull  4,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Plesio Tail  4,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NH
Plesio Torso  4,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Pteranodon
Left Ptera Wing  4,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Right Ptera Wing  4,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Ptera Body  4,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, NH
Ptera Skull
Combined with the 'Ptera Body' in New Horizons
 4,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD
Quetzalcoatlus
Left Quetzal Wing  5,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NH
Right Quetzal Wing  5,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NH
Quetzal Torso  4,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NH
Sabertooth Tiger
Sabertooth Skull  2,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Sabertooth Tail
'Sabertooth Torso' before New Horizons
 2,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Seismosaur
Seismo Chest  4,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF
Seismo Hip  4,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF
Seismo Skull  5,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF
Seismo Tail  4,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 WW, CF
Spinosaurus
Spino Skull  4,500 Bells
 4,000 Bells NH
Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NL, HHD, NH
Spino Tail  4,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NL, HHD, NH
Spino Torso  5,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 NL, HHD, NH
Stegosaurus
Stego Skull  5,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Stego Tail  4,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Stego Torso  4,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Styracosaurus
Styraco Skull  3,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 CF, NL, HHD
Styraco Tail  2,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 CF, NL, HHD
Styraco Torso  3,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 CF, NL, HHD
Triceratops
Tricera Skull  5,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Tricera Tail  4,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Tricera Torso  5,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Tyrannosaurus Rex
T. Rex Skull
'T-Rex Skull' before New Horizons
 6,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
T. Rex Tail
'T-Rex Tail' before New Horizons
 5,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
T. Rex Torso
'T-Rex Torso' before New Horizons
 5,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Velociraptor
Raptor Skull  3,000 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 CF, NL, HHD
Raptor Torso  2,500 Bells Brown (x2) 2.0 x 2.0 CF, NL, HHD

Stand-alone fossils[edit]

Name Sell Price Color(s) Size Game(s)
Acanthostega  2,000 Bells Beige/Brown 1.0 x 1.0 NH
Amber  1,200 Bells Orange/Brown 1.0 x 1.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Ammonite  1,100 Bells Gray/Brown 1.0 x 1.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Anomalocaris  2,000 Bells Black/Gray 1.0 x 1.0 NH
Archaeopteryx  1,300 Bells Brown (x2) 1.0 x 1.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Australopith  1,100 Bells Beige/Brown 1.0 x 1.0 NH
Coprolite
'Dino Droppings' in Wild World
 1,100 Bells Gray/Brown 1.0 x 1.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Dinosaur Egg  1,400 Bells Gray/Brown 1.0 x 1.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD
Dinosaur Track  1,000 Bells Gray/Brown 1.0 x 1.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH
Dunkleosteus  3,500 Bells Gray/Brown 1.0 x 1.0 NH
Eusthenopteron  2,000 Bells Brown (x2) 1.0 x 1.0 NH
Fern Fossil  1,000 Bells Gray/Brown 1.0 x 1.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD
Juramaia  1,500 Bells Beige/Brown 1.0 x 1.0 NH
Myllokunmingia  1,500 Bells Gray (x2) 1.0 x 1.0 NH
Peking Man  1,100 Bells Gray/Brown 1.0 x 1.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD
Shark Tooth  1,000 Bells Gray/Brown 1.0 x 1.0 WW, CF, NL, HHD
Shark-Tooth Pattern  1,000 Bells Beige/Brown 1.0 x 1.0 NH
Trilobite  1,300 Bells Gray/Brown 1.0 x 1.0 AC, WW, CF, NL, HHD, NH

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