|Appearances|| Animal Crossing: Wild World|
Animal Crossing: City Folk
If you donate this fossil to the Museum, Blathers will say this:
 Animal Crossing: Wild World
"Archaeopteryx had wings and looked almost exactly like a modern bird, eh wot? As such, most scientists believed it was the true avian ancestor. Our most recent studies however, conclude that the lineage is not direct. Current hypotheses point to multiple ancestors, some yet to be discovered. Ah! Sorry for running on! This could be one of my ancient relatives, wot!"
 Animal Crossing: City Folk
"Hoo, what a wondrous find! Such perfect condition! Archaeoptryx's feathers... led many people to believe it was the progenitor of the birds, eh wot? Sadly, further evidence indicates it's likely not a direct relation... The current thinking is that we had other ancestors. Different grand-Blathers for me, wot wot! To be honest, there are almost as many theories as fossils for this beastie. It's quite a riddle!"
|Name||HRA Points||Selling Price||Available|
|Archaeopteryx||300 Points||1,300 Bells||Underground|
 Real Life
In real life the archaeopteryx is the earliest known and most primitive bird in history. Only a few fossils of it have been found and they were found in Germany. A feather was also found that may have been apart of the Archaeopteryx.
Not much is known about their appearance, but what is known is that they had wings and features like modern birds. In size they are about as big as the human foot.