|Length||16 feet (4.9 m)|
|Selling price||Skull: 4,500 Bells|
Tail: 3,000 Bells
Torso: 3,500 Bells
|Name in other languages|
Donating to the museum
In New Leaf
"The megacerops was a mammalian grazer with a Y-shaped horn on its nose. It is a distant relative of the rhinoceros, which the horn helps give away. Its main source of food was soft grass, but climate change caused this food source to disappear. Ultimately, without a thriving source of fresh food, megacerops joined other creatures in extinction."
In New Horizons
When donating to Blathers or selecting "Tell me about this!" in New Horizons, he will provide the following information about the fossil:
"Hoo! I had been hoping someone would bring me a Megacerops! This large fellow was a bit like our modern rhinoceros, but with two horns on its nose! Sadly, their small teeth restricted them to a diet of rather soft plants, and eventually they died out. I feel there is a valuable lesson to be had there about learning to enjoy a variety of foods."
The Megacerops can be found in the last room of the fossil exhibit in the museum.
As an item
|Name||HHA Points||Feng Shui||Genre||Size (sq)|
|Megacerops Skull||?||Brown (x2)||Quirky||4|
|Megacerops Tail||?||Brown (x2)||Quirky||4|
|Megacerops Torso||?||Brown (x2)||Quirky||4|
In New Horizons
Megacerops was a large herbivorous mammal that lived in North America during the Late Eocene (38-33.9 million years ago). While it resembles a rhinoceros, its closest modern relatives are actually horses. Megacerops was also far larger than any rhinoceros, reaching sizes that rival those of modern elephants. Based on the shape of its teeth, Megacerops likely preferred softer vegetation.
Males have been found with partially healed rib fractures, leading many to hypothesize that males would use their horns to fight, as no other animal known from their ecosystem could have made those wounds.
More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.