Pteranodon

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Pteranodon
NHMuseumPteranodon.jpg
The Pteranodon in the museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Scientific name
Pteranodon longiceps
Sections Ptera Body (Wild World)
Left Ptera Wing
Right Ptera 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 multi-part fossil in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori that appears in all subsequent 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 subsequent games, though the skull was renamed to body in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

At the museum[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

The Pteranodon in the museum in Animal Crossing.

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

"What's this, now, hm? Why, our pteranodon is... complete! Simply marvelous! Truly, this is beyond all joy! Hoo! Indeed, woo hoo! Amazing! I'm all aflutter. I'm atwitter! Now then, how can I begin to do a bit of justice to this magnificent master of the skies? Pteranodon... 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 it 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 in the museum in Wild World.

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

"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."

The Pteranodon can be found in the second room of the fossil exhibit in the museum. Its plaque reads:

"Pteranodon
Length: 30.2 feet
Late Cretaceous"

In City Folk[edit]

The Pteranodon in the museum in City Folk.

The Pteranodon can be found in the second room of the fossil exhibit in the museum. Its plaque reads:

"Pteranodon
Length: 30.2 feet
Late Cretaceous Period"

In New Leaf[edit]

After completing the fossil in New Leaf, its plaque in the museum will read:

"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."

The Pteranodon can be found in the left 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:

"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..."

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

As an item[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

#13

Pteranodon

Ptera Skull
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4000 Bells
Size 2.0 x 1.0
#14

Pteranodon

Ptera Right Wing
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4500 Bells
Size 2.0 x 1.0
#15

Pteranodon

Ptera Left Wing
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4500 Bells
Size 2.0 x 1.0

In Wild World, City Folk, and New Leaf[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

In New Horizons[edit]

Pteranodon

Ptera Body
Interactable No
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4000 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Pteranodon

Right Ptera Wing
Interactable No
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4500 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Pteranodon

Left Ptera Wing
Interactable No
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4500 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Real-world 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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