PNSO will add a model of the fearsome Carcharodontosaurus to their popular range of mid-size prehistoric animal models. The figure named Gamba the Carcharodontosaurus is scheduled to be available in the summer (2021).

PNSO Gamba the Carcharodontosaurus dinosaur model
The PNSO Gamba the Carcharodontosaurus dinosaur model.

Gamba the Carcharodontosaurus Model

The Carcharodontosaurus is one of several new dinosaur models that PNSO will announce this year. Just like the recently introduced Domingo the Carnotaurus and A-Shu the Qianzhousaurus this replica of a Cretaceous theropod will also have an articulated lower jaw.

PNSO Gamba the Carcharodontosaurus dinosaur model
The PNSO Gamba the Carcharodontosaurus dinosaur replica has an articulated jaw.

Model Measurements and Projected Scale

The model measures just over 29 cm in length and that beautifully sculpted head is a fraction under 10.5 cm off the ground. The length of the model when the curvature of the tail is accounted for is 33 cm.

Based on the first Carcharodontosaurus species to be described (C. saharicus), the model is in approximately 1:40 scale and is comparable in size to the CollectA Deluxe Carcharodontosaurus model that was introduced in 2014.

Collecta Deluxe Carcharodontosaurus dinosaur model
The CollectA Deluxe Carcharodontosaurus dinosaur model that was introduced in 2014.
PNSO Carcharodontosaurus model and skeletal scale drawing
A skeletal reconstruction showing known fossil material associated with Carcharodontosaurus saharicus and the PNSO Gamba the Carcharodontosaurus model. Although PNSO do not declare a scale for their mid-size models, Everything Dinosaur estimate that this dinosaur model is in approximately 1/40th scale.

Supplied with a Transparent Support Stand

Gamba the PNSO Carcharodontosaurus model is superbly detailed and is supplied with a transparent support stand to help support the chest of this substantial dinosaur model.

PNSO Carcharodontosaurus product packaging
PNSO Carcharodontosaurus packaging. Gamba the PNSO Carcharodontosaurus dinosaur model is supplied with a transparent support stand.

The Importance of the Kem Kem Formation

The design team at PNSO have introduced models of Spinosaurus as well as Carcharodontosaurus. These figures are their tribute to the Kem Kem Formation of Morocco. The word “Gamba” is Spanish for “prawn” a reference to Spanish Morocco and a nod towards the ancient estuarine palaeo-environment that these large theropods inhabited.

PNSO pays tribute to the theropods of the Kem Kem Formation
PNSO pays tribute to some of the theropods of the Kem Kem Formation. The image (above) features Gamba the Carcharodontosaurus and the two versions of Essien the Spinosaurus including the huge 1:35 scale Spinosaurus scale model.

In Stock in the Summer (2021)

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented that the production run for this model is due to be completed in the spring and that the figure is likely to be in stock around June or July (2021).

PNSO Carcharodontosaurus Compared with the PNSO Spinosaurus
The PNSO Carcharodontosaurus model (Gamba) is compared with the PNSO mid-size Spinosaurus figure (Essien).
PNSO Gamba the Carcharodontosaurus
PNSO Gamba the Carcharodontosaurus dinosaur model.

To view the current range of PNSO prehistoric animals in stock at Everything Dinosaur: PNSO Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models.

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