Today, might be St George’s Day (April 23rd), but team members at Everything Dinosaur have stopped all talk of “dragons” to post up news about a replica of the “feathered tyrant” being introduced by PNSO.
Yinqi the Yutyrannus (Y. huali) model in the PNSO mid-size model range has been announced in a joint release by Everything Dinosaur and representatives of the Chinese company.
The “Feathered Tyrant”
Known from three, nearly complete specimens found in Lower Cretaceous sediments in Liaoning Province, north-eastern China, Yutyrannus (Y. huali) translates as “beautiful, feathered tyrant”. Regarded as a basal member of the Tyrannosauroidea (primitive member of the tyrannosaur lineage), some of the fossilised feathers are more than fifteen cm long, demonstrating that even some extremely large theropods were feathered.
PNSO Yinqi the Yutyrannus
The model measures around 25.5 cm long and the highest part of the raised tail is 12.3 cm off the ground. This is a beautifully detailed dinosaur model and a welcome addition to the PNSO mid-size model range.
The PNSO Yinqi the Yutyrannus will be available from Everything Dinosaur in the summer (estimated around July 2021).
With an Articulated Lower Jaw
The new PNSO tyrannosaur replica joins versions of Tyrannosaurus rex and Qianzhousaurus (Q. sinensis) in PNSO’s tyrannosaur range (mid-size models and larger). Just like the original “Wilson” the T. rex and A-Shu the Qianzhousaurus, Yinqi the Yutyrannus will have an articulated lower jaw.
Celebrating the Jehol Biota
The introduction of this new figure (summer 2021), continues the trend whereby the Chinese manufacturer celebrates the dinosaur fauna associated with a specific geological formation. In this case, it is the Yixian Formation that forms one of the constituents of the famous Jehol biota.
A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:
“PNSO have ambitious production plans for quarter 2 and 3 of 2021. We at Everything Dinosaur know what’s coming and we think dinosaur fans and model collectors are going to be enthralled with PNSO’s product offerings.”
Supplied with a Support Stand
PNSO Yinqi the Yutyrannus will be supplied with a small, transparent stand that when placed in the middle of the model’s chest will help to support this dinosaur in its dynamic pose.
The PNSO Yutyrannus will be available from Everything Dinosaur in the summer of 2021. To view the current range of PNSO models and figures available from Everything Dinosaur: PNSO Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models.