A Review of the New Acrocanthosaurus Dinosaur Model

Safari Ltd have introduced four new dinosaur models into their eclectic Wild Safari Dinos model range.  Team members at Everything Dinosaur have written reviews on al four of these new introductions, Acrocanthosaurus, Dracorex, Ceratosaurus and the “wandering horned dinosaur” – Vagaceratops.  These reviews are going to be supplemented by video reviews of the new Safari replicas.  We aim to produce a five minute video showing the model, explaining how it reflects the fossil evidence and pointing out some interesting features about it and the prehistoric animal the model represents.

Here is the first of our video reviews on the new Safari Ltd introductions:

A Review of the Acrocanthosaurus Dinosaur Model

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

It is great to see a new interpretation of “High-spined Lizard”, a meat-eating dinosaur whose fossils have been discovered in Lower Cretaceous strata.

To see Everything Dinosaur’s Wild Safari Dinosaurs and Carnegie models: Carnegie Collection and Wild Safari Dinosaurs

Acrocanthosaurus may be a contender for the largest known, land based, predatory prehistoric animal.  Palaeontologists have few fossils to study, but it has been estimated that Acrocanthosaurus (A. atokensis ) may have been more than twelve metres in length.  Trackways discovered in Texas (United States), might be those of Acrocanthosaurus, the age of the strata relates to the fossil bearing sediments in which the Acrocanthosaurus material was discovered.  If these foot prints are indeed those of Acrocanthosaurus, then it suggests that this dinosaur may have hunted in packs.

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