Prehistoric Animal Models – Not Extinct

Excitement is building at Everything Dinosaur, as we eagerly await the arrival of the rare Bullyland prehistoric animal models and early human figures from the company’s “evolution of man” series.  Some of these models were retired by Bullyland of Germany, the figure and model manufacturer, as far back as 2006.

The shipment is expected to arrive sometime on either the 11th or 12th June.  We have already received a lot of forward orders, especially for the likes of the Terror Bird model, the one that Bullyland refers to as the “predatory ratite”, but most model collectors simply call Diatryma.  We have all volunteered to work late to enable us to get the boxes unloaded and packed and stored safely in the warehouse.

Rare Bullyland Prehistoric Animal Models

Everything Dinosaur gets rare models

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To register an interest in these items and the Bullyland evolution of man series which depicts the ascent of man from Ape to modern H. sapiens, simply email our team members and we will do our best to help.

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The ascent of man series consists of six models, they are available individually but they depict how hominins evolved from apes – Dryopithecus is the ape model in the series, through the Australopithecines, to the first true hominins such as H. habilis, H. erectus to Neanderthals and finally to our own species – so called “wise man” H. sapiens.

Although this series covers at least six million years of evolution, it is interesting to note that at least two of the models represent humans that shared the world with our own kind.  Neanderthals and Upright Man (H. erectus) are contemporaries of our own species.

If you are reading this, and if you are of European origin then it is likely that your DNA contains 2.5% Neanderthal.  Whether this is evidence of our species interbreeding with the Neanderthals or just the throwback DNA linking us to our common ancestor – H. heidelbergensis is hotly debated by palaeoanthropologists.

For the record, latest scientific research suggests that those of us with a European descent background and certainly a substantial proportion of the modern population of South East Asia and Australasia may have within their DNA make-up genetic material from a third human species – the Denisovans.

To read more about the Denisovans and the “X-Woman”: Evidence of a third European Hominin species

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