Parasaurolophus

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Parasaurolophus
NHMuseumParasaurolophus.jpg
The Parasaurolophus in the museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Scientific name
Parasaurolophus walkeri
Sections Parasaur Skull
Parasaur Tail
Parasaur Torso
Period(s) Late Cretaceous
Length 29.5 feet (9 meters)
Selling price Skull: 3,500 Bells
Tail: 2,500 Bells
Torso: 3,500 Bells
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese パラサウロロフス
Simplified Chinese 副栉龙
French Parasaurolophus
Spanish Parasaurio
Italian Parasauro
Russian Паразауролоф

Korean 파라사우롤로푸스
Traditional Chinese 副櫛龍
Quebec French Parasaurolophus
Latin American Spanish Parasaurio
German Parasaurolophus
Dutch Parasaurolophus


The Parasaurolophus (known as the Parasaur in Wild World and City Folk, and the Parasaurus in New Leaf) is a three-part fossil in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: Wild World that appears in all subsequent games to date.

At the museum[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

The Parasaur in the museum in Wild World.

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

"This dinosaur lived until the very end of ALL dinosaur-kind, you know. The magnificent crest on its head was actually hollow bone measuring over 3 feet! BA-ROOOOOOOOOOOO! A mighty cry would echo across the land when it tooted it! Ah. Hoo. Did I spit on you? I rarely get to cut loose like that, wot? I'm an owl."

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

In City Folk[edit]

The Parasaur in the museum in City Folk.

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

"The parasaurolophus lived until the end of the days of the dinosaurs! The crest on its head was a hollow bone over three feet in length. This beast could toot its own horn, wot! The very thought of the sound it might have made ruffles all of my feathers!"

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

In New Leaf[edit]

After donating the final part of the fossil in New Leaf, its plaque in the museum will read:

"The parasaur is well known for the distinctive head crest extending from its nose to behind its head. The crest was formed from a hollow bone that was more than a yard in length. Theories hold that it was used to amplify the creature's vocalizations for a variety of reasons."

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

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:

"Hootie-hoo, Parasaurolophus! I like to think of it as the beast with the golden tones. You see, the three-foot structure of hollow bone atop its head MAY have been an elaborate noisemaker! As a dyed-in-the-feathers optimist AND music fan, I like to think it serenaded the late Cretaceous!"

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

As an item[edit]

In Wild World, City Folk, and New Leaf[edit]

Name HRA Points Feng Shui Genre Size (sq)
Parasaur Skull 1,000 Brown (x2) Old School (WW)
Retro (CF)
Quirky (NL)
4
Parasaur Tail 1,000 Brown (x2) Old School (WW)
Retro (CF)
Quirky (NL)
4
Parasaur Torso 1,000 Brown (x2) Old School (WW)
Retro (CF)
Quirky (NL)
4

In New Horizons[edit]

Parasaurolophus

Parasaur Skull
Interactable No
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3500 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Parasaurolophus

Parasaur Torso
Interactable No
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3000 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Parasaurolophus

Parasaur Tail
Interactable No
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2500 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Real-world information[edit]

Parasaurolophus was an herbivorous ornithopod dinosaur. It lived 76 to 73 million years ago in North America and possibly Asia. While no complete skeletons have been found, it is estimated to reach about 9.5 meters long and weigh 2.5 metric tonnes. It is best known for its crest, which evolved from the premaxilla and nasal bones and contained a hollow tube extending from the nostrils before turning around and heading back into the skull. Hypotheses for the purpose of the crest include sexual display, communication, and thermoregulation.

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