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. Read on for more information about the types of fossils and their sell price, as well as how to find fossils.

Complete List of Fossils and Prices

List of Multi-Part Fossils

Dimetrodon
Dimetrodon Skull Icon Dimetrodon Skull Dimetrodon Torso Icon Dimetrodon Torso
Plesiosaurus
Plesio Skull Icon Plesio Skull Plesio Torso Icon Plesio Torso Plesio Tail Icon Plesio Tail
Ophthalmosaurus
Ophthalmo Skull Icon Ophthalmo Skull Ophthalmo Torso Icon Ophthalmo Torso
Stegosaurus
Stego Skull Icon Stego Skull Stego Torso Icon Stego Torso Stego Tail Icon Stego Tail
Brachiosaurus
Brachio Skull Icon Brachio Skull Brachio Chest Icon Brachio Chest Brachio Pelvis Icon Brachio Pelvis Brachio Tail Icon Brachio Tail
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 Skull Icon Iguanodon Skull Iguanodon Torso Icon Iguanodon Torso Iguanodon Tail Icon Iguanodon Tail
Spinosaurus
Spino Skull Icon Spino Skull Spino Torso Icon Spino Torso Spino Tail Icon Spino Tail
Pteranodon
Right Ptera Wing Icon Right Ptera Wing Ptera Body Icon Ptera Body Left Ptera Wing Icon Left Ptera Wing
Archelon
Archelon Skull Icon Archelon Skull Archelon Tail Icon Archelon Tail
Parasaurolophus
Parasaur Skull Icon Parasaur Skull Parasaur Torso Icon Parasaur Torso Parasaur Tail Icon Parasaur Tail
Pachycephalosaurus
Pachy Skull Icon Pachy Skull Pachy Tail Icon Pachy Tail
Quetzalcoatlus
Right Quetzal Wing Icon Right Quetzal Wing Quetzal Torso Icon Quetzal Torso Left Quetzal Wing Icon Left Quetzal Wing
Ankylosaurus
Ankylo Skull Icon Ankylo Skull Ankylo Torso Icon Ankylo Torso Ankylo Tail Icon Ankylo Tail
Triceratops
Tricera Skull Icon Tricera Skull Tricera Torso Icon Tricera Torso Tricera Tail Icon Tricera Tail
Tyrannosaurus Rex
T. Rex Skull Icon T. Rex Skull T. Rex Torso Icon T. Rex Torso T. Rex Tail Icon T. Rex Tail
Megacerops
Megacero Skull Icon Megacero Skull Megacero Torso Icon Megacero Torso Megacero Tail Icon Megacero Tail
Megaloceros
Right Megalo Side Icon Right Megalo Side Left Megalo Side Icon Left Megalo Side
Mammoth
Mammoth Skull Icon Mammoth Skull Mammoth Torso Icon Mammoth Torso
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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19 Anonymousabout 1 year

>>18 yes u can

18 Anonymousabout 1 year

I'm curious... When all fossils have been donated to complete the exhibit, will you still be able to dig up fossils?

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