Pteranodon

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Pteranodon
NHMuseumPteranodon.jpg
Scientific name
Pteranodon longiceps
Sections Ptera Body(Wild World)
Ptera Left Wing
Ptera Right Wing
Ptera Skull
Period(s) Late Cretaceous
Length 30.2 feet (9.2 meters)
Selling price Body: 4,000 Bells(Wild World)
Left Wing: 4,500 Bells
Right Wing: 4,500 Bells
Skull: 4,000 Bells
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese プテラノドン
Simplified Chinese 无齿翼龙
French Ptéranodon
Spanish Pteranodonte
Italian Pteranodonte
Russian Птеранодон

Korean 프테라노돈
Traditional Chinese 無齒翼龍
Quebec French Ptéranodon
Latin American Spanish Pteranodonte
German Pteranodon
Dutch Pteranodon


The Pteranodon is a fossil that can be donated to the museum in all Animal Crossing series games to date. It is a three or four-part fossil, depending on the game - Animal Crossing: Wild World introduced a fourth part, the body, which was removed in City Folk but re-introduced in New Horizons.

Donating to/Completing at the Museum[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"First things first, this winged creature is not actually a dinosaur, but rather a flying reptile. It did, however, live among many dinosaurs during the late Cretaceous period. Fascinating, eh wot? The structure of its immense wings suggests that is stayed aloft by gliding rather than flapping, you see? Imagine pteranodons with wingspans of over 23 feet swooping down to catch fish in their pelican-like beaks...Screee...SCHWAAAH!!! Oh, I do beg your pardon. Beaks, wings, flying...It's so very close to home!"

In Wild World[edit]

"The pteranodon was simply a wonderful creature. It emerged in the later age of dinosaurs, winging through the ancient skies. Though it could fly, it was most certainly not a bird! No, it was a reptile, wot! When it spread its wings, it was as big as a small airplane. Simply gargantuan! The very thought boggles my brain, to be honest. Ah. Hoo. Yes, so sorry. I'm actually rather glad the brute no longer exists."

In City Folk[edit]


In New Leaf[edit]

"Pteranodons were a type of winged reptile, perhaps the ancestors of common birds. With their wings spread, they were about the size of a small airplane, but their bodies were very light. Strangely, they weighed less than 50 pounds, with wings made from skin, allowing for ease of flight."

In New Horizons[edit]

"The mighty Pteranodon! Among the very largest animals ever to fly, they were role models to us all. With a wingspan of over 23 feet in some cases, I find it simply stunning that they ever did more than glide! But fly they did, soaring dynamically and dramatically over land and sea! I wish I could have seen it..."

Further information[edit]

Pteranodon was a pterosaur which lived 86–84.5 million years ago around the Western Interior Seaway, a shallow sea that stretched down the middle of modern-day North America. Around 1,200 specimens of Pteranodon have been found, more than any other pterosaur. Males had an average wingspan of 5.6 meters, while females averaged 3.8 meters. They were known to have been piscivores, or fish-eaters. In the past, it was believed they could not take off from the water and would have skimmed the surface with its toothless beak (from which it gets its name) while flying. However, more recent studies suggest that not only were they able to land and take off from the water's surface, but they may also have been able to dive for fish.

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As a furniture item[edit]

Name HRA Points Feng Shui Genre Size (sq)
Ptera Body(WW) 1,000 Brown (x2) Old School 2
Ptera Left Wing 1,000 Brown (x2) Old School (WW)
Retro (CF)
Quirky (NL)
2
Ptera Right Wing 1,000 Brown (x2) Old School (WW)
Retro (CF)
Quirky (NL)
2
Ptera Skull 1,000 Brown (x2) Old School (WW)
Retro (CF)
Quirky (NL)
2

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