Europasaurus and Lambeosaurus New Bullyland Dinosaur Models for 2014

Bullyland’s two new additions to their model range entitled “Prehistoric World” have been getting team members at Everything Dinosaur quite excited as production samples arrived at our offices earlier this week.  Both dinosaur models, part of the Bullyland Museum Line dinosaurs range have been produced with the approval of the scientists at the Natural History Museum of Stuttgart and it is interesting to note that both the genus name and the specific name of these prehistoric animals is used in the accompanying hang tag and promotional material – (Europasaurus holgeri and Lambeosaurus lambei respectively).  This is a first for Bullyland as far as we know.  Unfortunately, in the promotional material supplied, the text does not follow scientific convention when writing the species names (capital letter is used on the species name in both cases), Everything Dinosaur will be in touch with our Bullyland chums to point this out to them shortly.

A Picture of the New for 2014 Bullyland Lambeosaurus Dinosaur Model

New Lambeosaurus from Bullyland

New Lambeosaurus from Bullyland

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

It is always a pleasure to see a new replica of “hatchet lizard”, especially one with such a colourful head crest.  The Europasaurus (E. holgeri) represents a dwarf member of the Sauropoda, that lived in what was northern Germany during the Late Jurassic (Kimmeridgian faunal stage).  High sea levels led to the formation of an archipelago of islands within the Lower Saxony basin.  Many dinosaurs adapted to living on these isolated islands with their limited resources, by become dwarf versions of their mainland cousins. Dwarfism in island species is a relatively common occurrence in the natural world.  Although, regarded as a “miniaturised version of a basal Macronarian Sauropod”, adults still reached around six metres in length and perhaps weighed around 1,000 kilogrammes.

Bullyland Europasaurus Dinosaur Model

Europasaurus holgeri

Europasaurus holgeri

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

One of the nice things about this Europasaurus dinosaur model is that it represents a German dinosaur, which has been produced as a dinosaur model by a German model manufacturer.  Perhaps, Bullyland will make more models of prehistoric animals whose fossil remains have been found in Germany.  These models will be in stock at Everything Dinosaur shortly.

To view Everything Dinosaur’s current range of Bullyland prehistoric animal models: Bullyland Museum Line Prehistoric Animal Models

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