List of Fossils | How to Find Fossils | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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This is a complete list of all fossils found in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for Nintendo Switch.

There are currently over 70 Fossils in the game, read on to learn more information about the types of fossils and their sell price, as well as how to find fossils.

Complete List of Fossils

Fossils
Dimetrodon Plesiosaurus Opthalmosaurus
Stegosaurus Brachiosaurus Diplodocus
Iguanodon Spinosaurus Pteranodon
Archelon Parasaurolophus Pachycephalosaurus
Quetzalcoatlus Ankylosaurus Triceratops
Tyrannosaurus Rex Megacerops Megaloceros
Mammoth Sabertooth Tiger Stand-Alone Fossils

Dimetrodon

Dimetrodon
Dimetrodon Skull Icon Dimetrodon Skull Dimetrodon Torso Icon Dimetrodon Torso

Plesiosaurus

Plesiosaurus
Plesio Skull Icon Plesio Skull Plesio Torso Icon Plesio Torso Plesio Tail Icon Plesio Tail

Opthalmosaurus

Ophthalmosaurus
Ophthalmo Skull Icon Ophthalmo Skull Ophthalmo Torso Icon Ophthalmo Torso

Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus
Stego Skull Icon Stego Skull Stego Torso Icon Stego Torso Stego Tail Icon Stego Tail

Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus
Brachio Skull Icon Brachio Skull Brachio Chest Icon Brachio Chest Brachio Pelvis Icon Brachio Pelvis Brachio Tail Icon Brachio Tail

Diplodocus

Diplodocus
Diplo Skull Icon Diplo Skull Diplo Neck Icon Diplo Neck Diplo Chest Icon Diplo Chest
Diplo Pelvis Icon Diplo Pelvis Diplo Tail Icon Diplo Tail Diplo Tail Tip Icon Diplo Tail Tip

Iguanodon

Iguanodon
Iguanodon Skull Icon Iguanodon Skull Iguanodon Torso Icon Iguanodon Torso Iguanodon Tail Icon Iguanodon Tail

Spinosaurus

Spinosaurus
Spino Skull Icon Spino Skull Spino Torso Icon Spino Torso Spino Tail Icon Spino Tail

Pteranodon

Pteranodon
Right Ptera Wing Icon Right Ptera Wing Ptera Body Icon Ptera Body Left Ptera Wing Icon Left Ptera Wing

Archelon

Archelon
Archelon Skull Icon Archelon Skull Archelon Tail Icon Archelon Tail

Parasaurolophus

Parasaurolophus
Parasaur Skull Icon Parasaur Skull Parasaur Torso Icon Parasaur Torso Parasaur Tail Icon Parasaur Tail

Pachycephalosaurus

Pachycephalosaurus
Pachy Skull Icon Pachy Skull Pachy Tail Icon Pachy Tail

Quetzalcoatlus

Quetzalcoatlus
Right Quetzal Wing Icon Right Quetzal Wing Quetzal Torso Icon Quetzal Torso Left Quetzal Wing Icon Left Quetzal Wing

Ankylosaurus

Ankylosaurus
Ankylo Skull Icon Ankylo Skull Ankylo Torso Icon Ankylo Torso Ankylo Tail Icon Ankylo Tail

Triceratops

Triceratops
Tricera Skull Icon Tricera Skull Tricera Torso Icon Tricera Torso Tricera Tail Icon Tricera Tail

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus Rex
T. Rex Skull Icon T. Rex Skull T. Rex Torso Icon T. Rex Torso T. Rex Tail Icon T. Rex Tail

Megacerops

Megacerops
Megacero Skull Icon Megacero Skull Megacero Torso Icon Megacero Torso Megacero Tail Icon Megacero Tail

Megaloceros

Megaloceros
Right Megalo Side Icon Right Megalo Side Left Megalo Side Icon Left Megalo Side

Mammoth

Mammoth
Mammoth Skull Icon Mammoth Skull Mammoth Torso Icon Mammoth Torso

Sabertooth Tiger

Sabertooth Tiger
Sabertooth Skull Icon Sabertooth Skull Sabertooth Tail Icon Sabertooth Tail

List of Stand-Alone Fossils

Acanthostega ImageAcanthostega Amber ImageAmber Ammonite ImageAmmonite Anomalocaris ImageAnomalocaris
Archaeopteryx ImageArchaeopteryx Australopith ImageAustralopith Coprolite ImageCoprolite Dinosaur Track ImageDinosaur Track
Dunkleosteus ImageDunkleosteus Eusthenopteron ImageEusthenopteron Juramaia ImageJuramaia Myllokunmingia ImageMyllokunmingia
Shark-Tooth Pattern ImageShark-Tooth Pattern Trilobite ImageTrilobite

Past Animal Crossing Fossils

Changed Fossils

Name Note
Dimetrodon Tail Changed to Dimetrodon Torso
Icthyo Skull Changed to Ophthalmo Skull
Icthyo Torso Changed to Ophthalmo Torso
Pachy Torso Combined with Pachy Skull
Peking Man Changed to Australopith
Raptor Skull Changed to Deinony Torso
Raptor Torso Changed to Deinony Tail

Removed Fossils

Name Note
Apato Skull Found in all Animal Crossing games except Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Apato Torso Found in all Animal Crossing games except Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Apato Tail Found in all Animal Crossing games except Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Dinosaur Egg Found in all Animal Crossing games except Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Fern Fossil Found in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Shark Tooth Found in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Not to be confused with the Shark-Tooth Pattern
Seismo Skull Found in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk
Seismo Chest Found in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk
Seismo Hip Found in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk
Seismo Tail Found in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk
Styraco Skull Found in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Styraco Torso Found in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Styraco Tail Found in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf

How to Find Fossils

Dig at the Star Shaped Hole

Star Shaped Hole
To get fossils, first you have to find the star shaped holes they're buried in. It's not impossible to find them at night, but they are a lot easier to see when it's bright out.

You'll also need a shovel to dit it up, so make sure you have one with you.
List of Shovels

New Fossils Appear Every Day

Fossil Digging in Action
Every day you can find new fossils buried on your island. If you've found all the fossils on your island a day, you'll have to wait until the next to find new ones.

Fossils can appear on Mystery Tour Islands too

Fossils on Mystery Tour Islands
You can also find buried fossils on the islands you visit during Mystery Tours, so if you want to keep searching for fossils after you've found the ones on your island, we recommend using Nook Miles to buy tickets and go on Tours.

How to Use Fossils

  1. Show to Blathers at the Museum
  2. Have him Assess it
  3. Sell, Donate or Decorate

1. Head to the Museum and Talk to Blathers

Blathers at the Museum
Once you've found a fossil, head to the Museum. If you haven't unlocked the Museum yet, you'll have to progress the story.

How to Unlock the Museum

2. Have Blathers Assess the Fossil

Blathers assesses a Fossil
If you bring Blathers fossils, he'll offer to assess what kind of fossil it is. If you've never shown him a fossil before, you'll unlock the Nook Mileage activity called Fossil Assessment.

3. Donating New Fossils is Recommended

Once the fossil has been identified, you can either choose to donate it, sell it or take it back with you.

We recommend donating the first of every fossil to the Museum, but they do fetch a nice amount of money, so if you're lacking Bells it might be okay to sell them instead.

You can also trade fossils, fruits and recipes with other players over at our Trading Board!
Recipe and Fruit Trading Board

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