Animated Styracosaurus – Interesting Replica Model
We have received a lot of positive comments about the Procon/Collecta model range. This range has expanded dramatically since it was first introduced about three years ago. Some Everything Dinosaur team members worked on the first sculpts and advised on anatomical details, particularly series 1 models such as Triceratops and Brachiosaurus.
To view our range of Procon/Collecta replicas: Dinosaurs for Girls and Boys – Dinosaur Models
Singled out for notable praise has been the Styracosaurus model from this range. The model is not a typical representation of this horned dinosaur (Ceratopsian). This dinosaur (aptly named Styracosaurus “spiked lizard”) is depicted in a very animated stance. This is unusual for what would have been a relatively heavy and squat quadruped.
The Styracosaurus Model (Procon/Collecta)
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur
To view the Styracosaurus model: Dinosaur Models and Toys for Girls and Boys
The pose the Styracosaurus is in reminds us of an illustration from a book published by the BBC in the 1970s called “Before the Ark”. Part of this book is dedicated to the then new theories put forward by the likes of Ostrom, depicting dinosaurs as active animals not sluggish creatures. The Styracosaurus pose is quite startling. It looks like it is bellowing and attempting to rear up as if in mock battle with a rival for a mate or trying to see off a marauding Tyrannosaur perhaps. Either way it is refreshing to see such a different posture and pose for a Ceratopsian.