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28 02, 2014

Win, Win, Win with Everything Dinosaur

By | February 28th, 2014|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Press Releases|0 Comments

Win a Fantastic 1:40 Scale Carcharodontosaurus Dinosaur Model with Everything Dinosaur

Win, win, win with Everything Dinosaur! (Please note this competition is now closed)

Team members at Everything Dinosaur have been busy helping to prepare for all the new dinosaur and prehistoric animal models that will be coming into the company’s warehouse this spring.  To celebrate all the new dinosaur model additions to our range we are giving one lucky reader the chance to win their very own, rather special Collecta 1:40 scale replica of the fearsome, meat-eating dinosaur known as Carcharodontosaurus.  Everything Dinosaur will give away our very first replica of this huge predator to one lucky reader who is picked out from the competition entrants, all you have to do is to visit Everything Dinosaur’s Facebook page, give our Facebook page a like, leave a comment on the Carcharodontosaurus picture that has been posted up and you too could be in with chance of winning this fantastic prize.

Click the Carcharodontosaurus Picture Below and “Like” the Everything Dinosaur Facebook Page

Win me by "liking" Everything Dinosaur's Facebook Page!

Win me by “liking” Everything Dinosaur’s Facebook Page!

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

All you have to do is “Like” Everything Dinosaur’s FACEBOOK page, then comment on the picture of the Carcharodontosaurus.  He’s big, measuring a whopping 32cm long and brilliantly painted just like the rest of the Collecta Deluxe prehistoric animal models.

Don’t forget, to enter, just visit Everything Dinosaur on FACEBOOK  and “like” our page and leave a comment on the Carcharodontosaurus picture.

Everything Dinosaur on Facebook

Click the logo to visit our Facebook page and to give our page a "like".

Click the logo to visit our Facebook page and to give our page a “like”.

Everything Dinosaur on FACEBOOK: “LIKE” Our Facebook Page and Enter Competition

We will draw the lucky winner at random and the name caption competition closes on Friday 14th March 2014.  Good luck!

To view Everything Dinosaur’s range of Collecta scale model dinosaurs and prehistoric animals click on the picture below:

Part of the Collecta Range of Deluxe Prehistoric Animal Models

Interesting Pose of this Tyrannosaur dinosaur model

Click on the picture to see the Collecta Deluxe dinosaur model range.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Terms and Conditions of Carcharodontosaurus Dinosaur Competition

Automated entries are not permitted and will be excluded from the draw.

Only one entry per person.

The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.

The Everything Dinosaur name a dinosaur caption competition runs until Friday 14th March 2014.

Winner will be notified by private message on Facebook.

Prize includes postage and packing.

For full terms and conditions contact: Contact Everything Dinosaur

Please note this competition is now closed.

28 02, 2014

A Review of the Wild Safari Dinosaurs Suchomimus Dinosaur Model

By | February 28th, 2014|Everything Dinosaur Products, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Suchomimus Dinosaur Model Reviewed

A new addition to the Wild Safari Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life model series is an updated replica of the East African Spinosaurid known as Suchomimus.  The name means “crocodile mimic” as the long, narrow jaws of this predatory dinosaur reminded palaeontologists of the jaws of Nile Crocodiles, however, the design team of Safari Ltd have carried the crocodile analogy further by giving their model typical crocodilian skin texture.  Perhaps this is appropriate, as although skin impressions are not known for this genus, Suchomimus probably did spend a lot of its time in and around water just like today’s crocodiles.

The first fossils of this dinosaur , a two-thirds complete specimen with substantial skull material was discovered by an expedition to the Tegama Group Beds of the Elrhaz Formation of Niger in 1997.  In the 1970s, in the same region, fragmentary fossils of the jaws and claw of a large dinosaur had been discovered.  These fossils, now part of the collection of the Natural History Museum of Paris, probably relate to Suchomimus as well.

The design team at Safari Ltd have taken care to accurately reflect the fossil material, from what is one of the better known  of all the Spinosaurs.  For example,  the lower dorsal and sacral vertebrae (vertebrae over the hips) had extended neural spines, so this dinosaur probably had a raised hump over its lower back.  This can be seen in the model with a raised area over the hips.

A Picture of the Wild Safari Dinosaurs Suchomimus

Suchomimus Dinosaur Model.

Suchomimus Dinosaur Model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur/Safari Ltd

The shoulder blade and the arm bones of Suchomimus are particularly well-developed.  Muscle attachment scars preserved on these bones suggest that this dinosaur had very strong, powerful arms and shoulders.  This replica mirrors the fossil evidence, the arms are indeed big and robust, however,  when the three fingered claws are examined, the first digit claw is not noticeably bigger than the other two.  Many palaeontologists believe that in common with other Spinosaurids the first claw, the thumb claw, was larger than the other two claws on each hand.

The model measures officially about twenty centimetres in length, although as both the neck and tail are curved the model measures nearly 23cm when these features are taken into account.  It is not really possible to give a scale for this replica, as the only significant fossil material found to date represents an individual dinosaur who although around 11 metres in length was not fully grown.  Scientists are not sure how big this Spinosaur could grow to, but maximum size estimates of around 14 metres have been proposed.

To view Everything Dinosaur’s stock of Wild Safari Dinosaurs: Dinosaur Models including Wild Safari Dinos

This Wild Safari Dinos Suchomimus has been very well painted.  The topside and limbs have been coloured dark green, which contrasts nicely with the sandy coloured flanks, jaws and underside.  This updated version of a member of the Spinosauridae is a wonderful addition to the Wild Safari Dinosaurs model range.

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