Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies (Tylosaurus proriger)

Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies (Tylosaurus proriger)

The Rebor oddities fossil studies Tylosaurus proriger replica is now in stock at Everything Dinosaur and what a beautifully crafted display piece it is.  When team members at Everything Dinosaur were first informed about this new strand to the ever-going Rebor range, we have to admit we had reservations.  This was a departure for the company and in our experience creating museum quality displays can be very problematic, however, the display box “ticks all the boxes” for us and the Rebor oddities fossil studies T. proriger makes a novel and fascinating addition to any model collection.

The Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies Tylosaurus proriger

Rebor (Charon) Tylosaurus proriger.

Rebor Tylosaurus proriger in display case.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Fine Details on the Replica

Everything Dinosaur has never conducted a survey to determine the most popular marine reptiles, but the likes of Tylosaurus, one of the biggest members of the Mosasauridae family, would be right up there and it is therefore fitting to see the first of this new line from Rebor depicting a skeleton of “Protuberance Lizard”.  The attention to detail is what makes this replica so striking.   The display case is well crafted and reminiscent of a museum display case, complete with sturdy hinges and overhead lighting (four AAA batteries are required).  The matrix surrounding the replica looks like it has been carefully chipped away to reveal the skeleton fossilised within the rock, individual chisel marks can be made out, that’s a really nice touch.

A Close Up of the Matrix Shows the Detail within the Substrate

The skull of Tylosaurus proriger (Rebor Charon).

A close up showing the details on the surrounding matrix.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Individual bones have been skilfully modelled and when lit, this replica really stands out, it just shouts quality and we praise Rebor for adding lovely finishing touches such as the brass effect nameplate.  Not only is the scientific name correct but we really appreciate the choice of an italic font, under ICZN rules and basic scientific protocol, the formal, scientific name should always be written in italics, something that a number of other model manufacturers fail to do.

The Nameplate on the Tylosaurus Skeleton Replica

Rebor Tylosaurus proriger nameplate.

The Rebor “Charon” Tylosaurus nameplate.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Why Charon?

We were emailed by a curious customer who wanted to know why the Rebor oddities fossil studies Tylosaurus proriger replica had been called “Charon”.  Those of you familiar with the Rebor model range will know that most of the replicas introduced so far have been given a nick-name related to Greek mythology.  The first in the Rebor oddities line is no exception.  In Greek mythology, Charon (otherwise referred to as Kharon), was the ferryman of Hades who transported the souls of the dead across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from the underworld – the world of the deceased.   As Tylosaurus was a marine reptile and as it is the first skeleton replica to have been introduced by Rebor it seems apt that Charon was the name chosen for it.    Look out for another skeleton replica from Rebor coming out soon.  A 1:1 scale Rebor Club Selection Lourinhanosaurus antunesi embryo skeleton is due to be launched in the next few weeks.

To view the range or Rebor replicas, including the Rebor oddities fossil studies Tylosaurus proriger replica in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Replicas.

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