Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies Dinosaur Skulls

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Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies Dinosaur Skulls

The Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies dinosaur skulls, a set of three, amazing museum quality theropod skull models are available to pre-order from Everything Dinosaur.  The set referred to as “wave 1”, suggesting that more skull models are likely to be added to this range in the future, consists of replicas of the skulls of Carnotaurus (C. sastrei), Ceratosaurus (C. dentisulcatus) and Yutyrannus (Y. huali).  Each replica has been carefully crafted and give the impression that a complete skull has been lifted from the surrounding rock matrix.

The Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies Yutyrannus huali Skull Replica

Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies Y. hauli skull model.

The Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies Yutyrannus huali museum quality skull model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Tyrannosauroids, Abelisaurids and a Member of the Basal Ceratosauria Clade

Although each amazing figure represents a carnivorous theropod dinosaur, these three animals were very distantly related to each other. For example, Ceratosaurus dentisulcatus, regarded as one of the largest of the Ceratosaurus species, like all ceratosaurs, is part of a clade that diverged from the Coelurosauria Theropoda lineage that was ultimately to lead to the evolution of birds, during the Jurassic.  Carnotaurus (C. sastrei) is a Late Cretaceous representative of the Abelisauridae, a family of predatory dinosaurs mostly associated with Africa, South America, India and the island of Madagascar.  Although part of the Ceratosauria clade, Carnotaurus is both geographically and temporally very distant from Ceratosaurus.

The Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies Ceratosaurus Skull (C. dentisulcatus) Replica

Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies C. dentisulcatus museum quality skull model.

The Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies Ceratosaurus dentisulcatus museum quality skull model.  The characteristic nasal horn associated with this genus is prominent in the Rebor figure.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Yutyrannus huali is known from the Liaoning Province of north-eastern China (Yixian Formation).  It lived during the Early Cretaceous, approximately 125 million years ago.  Many palaeontologists classify Yutyrannus as a member of the Proceratosauridae family and as such a member of the Tyrannosauroidea.  The proceratosaurs, despite their name, which translates as “before ceratosaurs”, are not members of the Ceratosauria.  The confusion arises due to the naming and description of Proceratosaurus bradleyi from a partial skull with a distinctive nasal horn associated with the Middle Jurassic Forest Marble Formation of Gloucestershire, England.  When Proceratosaurus was named in 1910, it was proposed that it was an ancestor of Ceratosaurus.  Research carried out some seventy years later demonstrated that this was incorrect and that Proceratosaurus is in fact a very early representative of that lineage of theropods that was to eventually lead to the evolution of the tyrannosaurs and that most famous dinosaur of all T. rex.

The Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies Carnotaurus sastrei Replica

Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies C. sastrei museum quality skull model.

The Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies Carnotaurus sastrei museum quality skull model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Although these three figures represent very different theropod dinosaurs, they all reflect the same high quality standards we have come to expect from Rebor.”

Pre-order with Everything Dinosaur

All three Rebor skull models are now available for pre-order from Everything Dinosaur.

  • No prepayment fees
  • No money up front
  • No deposit required
  • No payment required until the item is available for despatch
  • Orders can be cancelled at any time prior to payment becoming due on the release date

We are expecting these figures to be in stock around week commencing 2nd of November (2020)

Everything Dinosaur is also offering the set of three skulls at a special discount (whilst stocks last).

Buy All Three Rebor Skull Replicas Together!

A special offer on a set of Rebor fossil skulls.

Buy all three Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies museum class fossil skulls (whilst stocks last).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To find the Rebor Oddities Fossil Studies skulls visit this section of Everything Dinosaur’s website: Rebor Models and Figures.