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Official Action Forms Archaeopteryx render
Status Ambient insectivore
Dangerous? No
Carnivores Ice Age
Weight 0.03–0.10 T (0.04–0.11 t)
Health 1
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Archaeopteryx (misspelled as Archeopterics in Carnivores Ice Age) is a gliding bird from the Jurassic Period featured in Carnivores Ice Age and Carnivores: Ice Age. It is widely believed that it was the first true bird (hence its meaning "Ancient Wing"), although scientists currently cast doubts on where exactly this animal is located taxonomically on the Avian phylogenetic tree.


A flying bird native to the Arctic Sector, It feeds on insects found on the trees and avoids larger predators like wolves and Diatrymas.  It is covered in fluffy feathers that help it survive the cold of the Arctic regions where most other flying animals could not.    

Carnivores Ice Age[]

In Carnivores Ice Age, the Archaeopteryx is an ambient animal that does nothing but fly around the landscape and screech. The Earth Archaeopteryx lived in coastal locales. It was also probably not an active flier, instead gliding between trees and the ground with occasional flaps to help gain and maintain altitude. By comparison, the Archaeopteryx found on FMM UV-32 seems to live almost exclusively in sub-polar and polar environments and spends extended periods of time in the air.


  • The Archaeopteryx of Earth lived in the Jurassic Period, but the one on FMM UV-32 lives with the mammals in the Arctic Sector.
  • Interestingly, killing an Archaeopteryx in Carnivores: Ice Age rewards the player with a single credit. This is in contrast to the original Carnivores Ice Age, where killing the creature awards the hunter with nothing.

External links[]

  • For information regarding its role in the Continuum Canon, see Archaeopterics.