Iguanodon

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Iguanodon
Iguanodon.jpg
Scientific name
Iguanodon bernissartensis
Sections Iguanodon Skull
Iguanodon Tail
Iguanodon Torso
Period(s) Early Cretaceous
Length 32.8 feet (10 meters)
Selling price Skull: 4,000 Bells
Torso: 3,500 Bells
Tail: 3,000 Bells
Main appearances
Name in other languages
 イグアノドン
 禽龙
 Iguanodon
 Iguanodonte
 Iguanodonte
 Игуанодон
 이구아노돈
 禽龍
 Iguanodon
 Iguanodonte
 Iguanodon
 Iguanodon

The Iguanodon is a three-part fossil in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: Wild World that appears in all subsequent games.

At the museum[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

When donating to Blathers in Wild World, he will provide the following information about the Igunaodon:

"Hooooo! Indeed, hootie hoo! I couldn't possibly be more enthused! Hoo hoo! The iguanodon holds the distinction of being the first dinosaur ever found! Until this beast was found, we were unaware that dinosaurs even existed, wot! One wonders if the first iguanodon tooth found was thought to be an iguana's! Ah. Hoo, terribly sorry. I went on a tangent again, didn't I? Hoo, sorry!"

In City Folk[edit]

When donating to Blathers in City Folk, he will provide the following information about the Igunaodon:

"The spikes that look like spears are characteristic of the iguanodon, eh wot? When it was first found, it was actually thought to be a giant iguana because of the shape of its teeth. Indeed, that's how it got its name. It was also thought that it would fight off predators with its spikes... Any way one slices it, all signs point to this beast being one mobile, tough, herbivorous dinosaur!"

In New Leaf[edit]

When donating to Blathers in New Leaf, he will provide the following information about the Igunaodon:

"The iguanodon is so named because it was mistakenly believed to be a large iguana. An herbivore, it is famous for its spikelike thumb claws, which seem somewhat odd on a nonpredator. Supposedly it would run on two legs but would use all four when it was just walking at its leisure."

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:

"Ah, that graceful ballerina of the Cretaceous, the Iguanodon! When I say it was graceful, I mean by the...ahem...rather low bar set by other large herbivores. Apparently it would nimbly dodge the attacks of predators and fight back with its thumb claws! It could even walk on two legs when it wanted to! Er...truly it was the most elegant and lithe of dinosaurs."

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

As an item[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Iguanodon

Iguanodon Skull
Sell price  4,000 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Theme Old School
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Iguanodon

Iguanodon Torso
Sell price  3,500 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Theme Old School
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Iguanodon

Iguanodon Tail
Sell price  3,000 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Theme Old School
Size 2.0 x 2.0

In City Folk[edit]

Iguanodon Skull
Sell price  4,000 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Theme Retro
Size 2.0 x 2.0
Iguanodon Torso
Sell price  3,500 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Theme Retro
Size 2.0 x 2.0
Iguanodon Tail
Sell price  3,000 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Theme Retro
Size 2.0 x 2.0

In New Leaf[edit]

Iguanodon Skull
Sell price  4,000 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Theme Quirky
Size 2.0 x 2.0
Iguanodon Torso
Sell price  3,500 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Theme Quirky
Size 2.0 x 2.0
Iguanodon Tail
Sell price  3,000 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Theme Quirky
Size 2.0 x 2.0

In New Horizons[edit]

Iguanodon

Iguanodon Skull
Interactable No
Sell price  4,000 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Iguanodon

Iguanodon Torso
Interactable No
Sell price  3,500 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Iguanodon

Iguanodon Tail
Interactable No
Sell price  3,000 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Real-world information[edit]

Iguanodon was an herbivorous ornithopod dinosaur which lived in Europe. It is one of the first named genera of dinosaur, described by Gideon Mantell in 1824 and named by Friedrich Holl in 1829. While multiple species ranging from the Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous have historically been classified as Iguanodon, reclassification efforts during the 21st century limited the genus to only two species living 126-122 million years ago in the Early Cretaceous. It was up to 10 meters long, weighed 3 tons, and sported a beak with iguana-like teeth (hence the name). Its most notable anatomical feature was a thumb spike, which Mantell originally misinterpreted as a horn on the nose.

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