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16 01, 2020

A Tale of Tail – Tail Insertion (Rebor Stegosaurus armatus)

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How to Insert the Tail – Rebor Stegosaurus armatus 1:35 Scale Figure

Just before Christmas, Everything Dinosaur received stocks of the 1:35 scale Rebor replica Stegosaurus armatus.  Dinosaur fans and model collectors will probably know that this figure is available in three colour schemes – “mountain”, “plain” and “woodland”.  Since these exciting figures came into stock, Everything Dinosaur team members have posted up several pictures of these dinosaurs.  Today, following a request from a Rebor collector, we have produced a short video which shows how to connect the tail to the model.

A Tale of a Tail – How to Insert the Tailpiece into the Rebor Stegosaurus armatus 1:35 Scale Replica

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Sixty Seconds – Dinosaur Model Update

The video lasts approximately sixty seconds.  The model is shown and the narrator explains how the figure is supplied (the tail piece can be found in the box, adjacent to the rest of the figure), then how the tail slots into the model is demonstrated.  One firm push should do the trick, the tail fitting snuggly into the aperture.  In the video, the flexibility of the tail is illustrated and compared to the neck which is also flexible.

The Tail Insertion Video Features the Rebor Stegosaurus armatus in the “Mountain” Colour Scheme

Rebor Stegosaurus 1:35 scale dinosaur model "mountain".

The Rebor Stegosaurus armatus “mountain” colour scheme.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To purchase the Rebor Stegosaurus armatus figure and to view the rest of the Rebor range: Rebor Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models.

The Rebor Stegosaurus Figure – All Three Colour Schemes

Rebor Stegosaurus armatus "Garden" colour variants.

The three new for 2019 Rebor Stegosaurus dinosaur models – left to right “plain”, “mountain” and “woodland”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We intend to post up more videos including reviews of actual models in the future.  Everything Dinosaur has had a YouTube channel for many years now, over that time we have posted nearly 150 videos, but we intend to increase our output and do more using various media including Instagram and YouTube.  Our aim is to put up new content on the company’s YouTube channel once a week or so.”

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube

The Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel features information about new model releases, tips on working with figures, display suggestions and of course, lots of prehistoric animal facts and information.  Everything Dinosaur, in response to requests from collectors intends to increase the number of videos that are put up on this platform.  Blog articles will continue and where possible, more videos will be used in conjunction with blog articles and other social media posts.

Visit Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

Look out for more YouTube content being posted from Everything Dinosaur very soon…

13 01, 2020

New for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric Animal Models in Stock

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New for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric Animal Models in Stock

The new for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World prehistoric animal models are in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  All nine of the new models are now available, Concavenator, Dilophosaurus, Deinonychus, Edmontosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus and Qianzhousaurus, six dinosaurs plus Shringasaurus, Sarcosuchus and the marine reptile Ichthyosaurus.

The New for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models (All Nine) are in Stock at Everything Dinosaur

Nine new models in stock at Everything Dinosaur

The new for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World prehistoric animal models are in stock at Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view all the new models and the rest of the prehistoric animal figures in the Safari Ltd range: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models and Figures.

A Range Noted for its Scientific Accuracy

Safari Ltd has continued to build on its reputation for producing accurate prehistoric animal models and figures that reflect some of the latest scientific research and thinking.  For example, joining this award-winning range, is a replica of the Late Cretaceous hadrosaur Edmontosaurus.  Recent studies of fossil specimens from North America have led to palaeontologists postulating that this large ornithischian sported a soft comb-like crest on the top of its skull.  The Edmontosaurus figure has been given such an adornment, all part of Safari Ltd’s drive to reflect actual research into the Dinosauria and other long-extinct creatures from the past.

The New for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Edmontosaurus Has a Soft Comb

The new for 2020 Edmontosaurus model.

A close-up view of the new Edmontosaurus dinosaur model with its soft comb-like crest.  In this closer view of the model, the crest can be clearly seen, but not also the detail on the beak and the attention given to sculpting scales of different sizes and shape across the dinosaur’s body.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We are delighted to have all nine of the new for 2020 prehistoric animal models in stock.  The range and the quality of these models demonstrates Safari Ltd’s commitment to model collecting.  Everything Dinosaur has more than a hundred Safari Ltd figures available, in what is, a most impressive range of prehistoric animal and plant models.”

New Models Based on Recent Fossil Discoveries

Safari Ltd are quick to introduce models and figures that reflect relatively recent fossil discoveries.  Take for example, the excellent Shringasaurus model, it represents an extinct reptile (archosauromorph), that was only formally named and described in August 2017.

The Middle Triassic Horned Reptile of India – Shringasaurus

Shringasaurus indicus model.

Wild Safari Prehistoric World Shringasaurus indicus model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

12 01, 2020

Everything Dinosaur Maintains Customer Service Standards

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Everything Dinosaur Maintains Customer Service Standards

Many companies struggle to maintain their customer service standards over the festive period.  The Christmas and New Year week in 2019 was particularly challenging with only Friday 27th December available to despatch orders that had been placed since the morning of the 24th December.  With only the Friday (27th), available to send parcels out prior to the weekend, when most of the mail network shuts down, these parcels would not have made much progress until being inevitably delayed again due to the New Year holidays.

However, at Everything Dinosaur we are happy to report that we have maintained our 5-star customer service and continue to lead the way in terms of our standard of customer support.

Everything Dinosaur Maintains a 100% Customer Service Record (Feefo)

100% service rating (Everything Dinosaur).

Everything Dinosaur service rating 100%.  This standard of service was maintained over the Christmas and New Year period.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Feefo Independent Customer Reviews

Let’s take a look at some of the reviews and comments recorded by the independent ratings company Feefo over the busy festive period.

A review received from Jennifer stated:

“I have used this shop numerous times and always have had a first class service and I have a very happy son with the dinosaurs he wanted.”

Aldo from the Philippines, provided the following feedback:

“Excellent customer service, very quick to reply on my queries, fast shipping!”

Danielle from the USA writing about the Rebor foetus replicas (T. rex and Velociraptor) stated:

“The embryo dinosaurs were awesome…..the coolest things!  The delivery (to the U.S.) was fantastic….they got here superfast.”

Jacqui from Buckinghamshire, who had purchased a T. rex slap watch for her grandson wrote:

“Excellent service – the product arrived next day delivery”

Everything Dinosaur was a Recipient of Feefo’s Highest Award for Customer Service in 2019

Gold Trusted Service Award to Everything Dinosaur.

Feefo awards top marks to Everything Dinosaur.  A top customer service standard has been maintained throughout the busy holiday period by Everything Dinosaur

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We know how important it is to support customers during the busy holiday period.  We were determined not to let our high standards slip and we are delighted to receive such positive feedback from our customers.”

Feefo will launch a new top standard of customer service this year.  The Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award recognises those businesses that go above and beyond to provide a consistently high level of customer service all the time.  This is the highest service recognition that Feefo has ever offered.  Everything Dinosaur team members are quietly optimistic that they might be considered for this award, having stuck their collective necks out and made a prediction about this at the turn of the year.

The first of these awards are expected to be announced towards the end of January, not too long to wait for our team members.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s predictions for 2020: What will this year have in store for us – our predictions.

A very big thank you to all our customers who leave feedback, reviews and comments.

8 01, 2020

Picking Out a Papo Allosaurus for a Customer

By | January 8th, 2020|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Picking Out a Papo Allosaurus for a Customer

The original Papo Allosaurus dinosaur model, a staple of the Papo “Les Dinosaures” model range, has been withdrawn from production and retired.  However, Everything Dinosaur still has stock of this popular theropod figure and a customer from Canada emailed us asking for more information about this particular Papo model and wanted to see some photographs of an Allosaurus prior to making a purchase.

Naturally, our dedicated, enthusiastic team members were happy to oblige.

Taking Pictures of a Papo Allosaurus Dinosaur Model (Original Colour Scheme)

Papo Allosaurus dinosaur model (original colour scheme).

The original Papo Allosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

This model is likely to become increasingly rare in the future, the Allosaurus has been retired by Papo, for confirmation about other prehistoric animal figures being withdrawn from the Papo range, take a look at Everything Dinosaur’s exclusive blog article here: Papo Prehistoric Animal Model Retirements in 2019.

This Model is Becoming Increasingly Rare (Papo Allosaurus in Original Colour Scheme)

Papo Allosaurus dinosaur model (original colour scheme).

The original Papo Allosaurus dinosaur model.  Now out of production and retired.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Papo Allosaurus New Colour Variant

With the announcement that the original Allosaurus was being withdrawn, the French manufacturer was quick to introduce a replacement, a new colour version of this Late Jurassic, carnivorous dinosaur.  This new figure is based on the same sculpt and it too has an articulated jaw, just like the original figure, but the colour scheme has been changed.

Introduced in 2019 – Papo Allosaurus New Colour Scheme

Papo Allosaurus new colour scheme (2019).

The Papo Allosaurus new colour scheme (2019).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Commenting on the response to the Canadian customer’s request a spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated:

“We get a lot of prehistoric animal model collectors asking us about models that have been recently retired.  We try our best to carry stock of as many different models and figures as possible.  If a customer requests a photograph of a figure prior to purchase, then we are happy to do this for them.  We select a model, take the photographs and email them over to the customer, if they are happy with the model, then we set it aside and when the order is placed we send out the figure.”

Recently, Everything Dinosaur provided information on Papo prehistoric animal figures that are being retired this year (2020), in total four Papo models are being withdrawn: Papo Model Retirements (2020).

Taking Photographs of a Papo Model for a Customer

Papo Allosaurus dinosaur model (original colour scheme).

The original Papo Allosaurus dinosaur model.  Team members take pictures of the model from several angles, thus providing the customer with a really good view of their potential purchase.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the range of Papo dinosaurs and prehistoric animal models, including the retired original Papo Allosaurus (whilst stocks last): Papo Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures.

7 01, 2020

Turning a Stegosaur Fossil into the “Rosetta Stone”

By | January 7th, 2020|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal News Stories, Dinosaur Fans, Main Page, Photos/Pictures of Fossils|0 Comments

Newly Described Specimen of Miragaia longicollum helps to Decipher the Dacentrurinae

A fossil of a stegosaur discovered in 1959 on the coast of western Portugal has helped to decipher the taxonomic relationships of an obscure sub-family of armoured dinosaurs known from the Late Jurassic.  The specimen number MG 4863 has been identified as an example of Miragaia longicollum, a stegosaur named and described in 2009 from fossils found some 6 miles (10 kilometres) further inland.

MG 4863 has been described as a “Rosetta Stone” specimen, just as the discovery of the Rosetta Stone was vital in helping scholars to interpret and understand ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, these fossils, that had languished in storage for sixty years, can help palaeontologists to distinguish between different genera of closely related stegosaurs.

Laid Out in an Approximate Skeletal Reconstruction (MG 4863) – Newly Described Miragaia longicollum Specimen

Views of the Miragaia longicollum specimen ( MG 4863)

Miragaia longicollum specimen (A) before preparation and (B) after preparation. Material is laid out in approximate articulation.

Picture Credit: Costa and Mateus published in PLOS One

The picture (above), shows the fossil material associated with MG 4863 prior to preparation (September 2015) and after preparation (May 2017).  The fossils have been positioned in an approximate skeletal layout, the box in (B) contains unidentified fossil fragments.

Although far from complete and lacking any evidence of a skull, these fossils, that had been stored in an unprepared state at the Alfragide campus of LNEG (Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Portugal), consist of bones that were not part of the original holotype specimen for M. longicollum (specimen number ML 433).  Thus, palaeontologists have more parts of the skeleton of Miragaia longicollum to study and this newly described specimen has helped to decipher the differences between Miragaia and the closely related Dacentrurus.

The Dacentrurinae Deciphered

The first armoured dinosaur to be scientifically described was Dacentrurus armatus (although it was originally named Omosaurus armatus by the famous English palaeontologist Richard Owen).  It was named from a jumbled up set of bones preserved in a block discovered in a clay quarry in Wiltshire (southern England).  The fossilised bones mostly represent the back-end (posterior) portions of an armoured dinosaur.  For a considerable period, stegosaur fossils from strata approximately the same age from the Iberian peninsula were referred to as Dacentrurus.  When ML 433 was excavated all that changed and this part of Europe had its very own stegosaur Miragaia longicollum.  However, the holotype (ML 433), represented the front end (anterior) of the animal, so direct comparisons between Dacentrurus and Miragaia were not possible.

Now that palaeontologists have more fossils of Miragaia to study, thanks to the Alfragide campus specimen, clear differences between these two taxa can be identified, which reinforces their validity.  In addition, ML 4863 is the the most complete dinosaur described from Portugal and the most complete stegosaur described from the whole of Europe.

Comparing the Holotypes of Dacentrurus armatus and Miragaia longicollum with the Newly Described Miragaia Material (ML 4863)

Dacentrurus and Miragaia compared.

Comparing Dacentrurus with Miragaia.  Known fossil bones are shown in white.

Picture Credit: Costa, Mateus et al published in PLOS One with additional annotation by Everything Dinosaur

Both the Miragaia holotype (ML 433) and this newly described specimen (MG 4863), are associated with the Upper Jurassic Lourinhã Formation.  Writing in the on-line academic journal PLOS One, the researchers (Francisco Costa and Octávio Mateus), provide a revised diagnosis for both M. longicollum and D. armatus.

A Land Bridge Between Iberia and North America – Late Jurassic Faunal Interchange

Significantly, the scientists conclude that Miragaia was closely related to a Late Jurassic stegosaur named Alcovasaurus longispinus, which is known from hip bones and other fragmentary fossils associated with a Morrison Formation outcrop in Natrona County (Wyoming, USA).  Not only does MG 4863 help to describe and define two European stegosaurs but it lends weight to the idea that there was an ephemeral land bridge between North America and Iberia that allowed faunal exchange.

A Scale Drawing of Miragaia longicollum

Scale Drawing of Miragaia

“Long-neck from Miragaia”.  A scale drawing of M. longicollum.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

We have two species of the carnivorous Late Jurassic dinosaur Torvosaurus identified, one from the western United States (T. tanneri) and one from Portugal (T. gurneyi) and now the idea of there being links between the Iberian landmass and North America is reinforced by the conclusion that Miragaia from Portugal and Alcovasaurus from Wyoming were closely related.  Indeed, Alcovasaurus is so similar to Miragaia that the researchers propose that it should be assigned to the same genus and renamed Miragaia longispinus.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s article from 2009 about the discovery of Miragaia longicollumA New Long-necked Stegosaur from Portugal.

6 01, 2020

Rebor Broodlord X-REX Pre-Order Available

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Rebor Broodlord X-REX Pre-Order Available

Rebor will be introducing four brand new, innovative figures this year which combine elements of science-fiction with the Dinosauria.  The first of these figures “Broodlord”, the X-REX metallic variant will be available from Everything Dinosaur around the end of February and this model is available now for pre-order.

Rebor “Broodlord” X-REX Metallic Variant Figure Available to Pre-Order from Everything Dinosaur

Available on pre-order "Broodlord" 1:35 scale Rebor model.

The Rebor “Broodlord” X-REX metallic variant figure is available on pre-order from Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To pre-order your Rebor “Broodlord” X-REX figure, simply visit this link: Click here to pre-order the Rebor “Broodlord” X-REX figure.

Science Fiction Combined with Science – Ne Plus Ultra!

Those talented people at Rebor have combined the anatomies of a Tyrannosaurus rex with an alien xenomorph to create this stunning and magnificently detailed collector’s item.  When Henry Fairfield Osborn described Tyrannosaurus rex in 1905, he justified the “tyrant lizard king” genus by stating:

“Tyrannosaurus, in reference to its size, which far exceeds that of any carnivorous land animal hitherto described”.   The famous American palaeontologist added…

“This animal is in fact the ne plus ultra for the evolution of the large carnivorous dinosaurs, in brief it is entitled to the royal and high sounding group name which I have applied to it.”

“Ne plus ultra” reflects Osborn’s view that T. rex was the ultimate theropod dinosaur, the apex in carnivorous dinosaur evolution.  It is true that more recent fossil discoveries have led palaeontologists to describe a number of gigantic and terrifying meat-eaters, but none have the popular appeal of the “tyrant lizard king”.

How fitting therefore for the design team at Rebor, to use a 1:35 scale Tyrannosaurus rex sculpt as the basis for this, the first of four fantasy figures that the company intends to introduce this year.

The Rebor “Broodlord” X-REX Metallic Variant

Rebor Broodlord (metallic variant).

The Rebor Broodlord X-REX Metallic Variant (1:35 scale).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Rebor X-REX “Broodlord” (Metallic Variant)

Measuring around 43 cm from those monstrous, double jaws to the tip of that alien tail, this figure demonstrates stunning detail and the careful painting provides a demonic, wet-look to the model.  It certainly is a remarkable cross-over between two popular genres.  X-REX has a removable tongue, the arms can be rotated and placed in different poses and the tail is flexible, so it too can be posed in a variety of positions.

The Rebor X-REX “Broodlord” Figure

Rebor Broodlord (metallic variant).

The Rebor Broodlord X-REX Metallic Variant (1:35 scale).  The tongue can be removed, the arms repositioned and the flexible tail can be put into a variety of poses.  Create your own unique fantasy diorama!

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Pre-Order from Everything Dinosaur

The amazing Rebor Broodlord X-REX model (metallic variant) in 1:35 scale can be pre-ordered from Everything Dinosaur – purchase price £29.99 plus sales tax (if applicable) and postage.

No credit/debit card payment will be taken up front, no payment will be due until the product is in stock ready to ship.  Customers who log into their personal account at Everything Dinosaur can view any pre-orders that they make.  Naturally, pre-order products can be cancelled at any time.  No deposit to pay, no fees up front, just the reassurance that the customer has been able to secure an amazing model, all backed and supported by the 5-star, award winning customer service of Everything Dinosaur.

For those customers who prefer to use PayPal, they will simply be sent an email reminder asking them to complete transaction payment when the model is in stock and ready for release.

Rebor “Broodlord” X-REX Expected Around the End of February 2020

Rebor Broodlord (metallic variant).

The Rebor Broodlord X-REX Metallic Variant (1:35 scale).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A wonderful science fiction/fantasy model from Rebor, the Rebor Broodlord X-REX metallic variant.  Customers can cancel pre-orders at any time before the payment falls due.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We have set up a pre-order function at Everything Dinosaur in response to requests from our customers.  As model and figure collectors too, if our customers ask for something we try to deliver it.  Our customers can now order products before they are available, but there is no fee to pay up front, no need for a deposit, payments will be made on release of the figure when it is ready to despatch from our warehouse.  This is an additional service we are providing and with the imminent introduction of such an exciting Rebor figure as this X-REX, it seems a fitting time to roll this feature out.”

To pre-order your Rebor “Broodlord” X-REX 1:35 scale figure, click this link: Pre-order Rebor “Broodlord” X-REX here.

5 01, 2020

Scaling Up a Shringasaurus

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Shringasaurus Scale Drawing

Everything Dinosaur team members are busy preparing for the arrival of new for 2020 prehistoric animal models from Safari Ltd.  One of the new figures is a replica of the Middle Triassic, horned archosauromorph from India called Shringasaurus (Shringasaurus indicus).  Plans are advanced as we prepare for the arrival of the models, team members are already compiling the fact sheets that are to be sent out with these new additions to our product portfolio.

For Shringasaurus, as with the vast majority of the prehistoric animal models we supply, a scale drawing has been commissioned, primarily for use with the fact sheet.

Everything Dinosaur’s Scale Drawing of the Horned, Middle Triassic Archosauromorph Shringasaurus

Shringasaurus scale drawing.

The archosauromorph reptile from the Middle Triassic of India – Shringasaurus indicus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Tale of the Tape

The actual model measures approximately 16.5 centimetres in length.  When Everything Dinosaur blogged about the formal naming and scientific description of this reptile back in the late summer of 2017* the length of this herbivore, based on the seven known specimens was estimated to have been around 3.5 to 4 metres.  Taking an average, Everything Dinosaur team members prepared the scale drawing (see above).  Although Safari Ltd do not publish a scale for these types of models, the new for 2020 Shringasaurus is in approximately 1:23 scale.

To read our blog post about the 2017* discovery: New Long-necked and Horned Stem Archosaur from India.

The New for 2020 Safari Ltd (Wild Safari Prehistoric World) Shringasaurus Model

New for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Shringasaurus.

The new for 2020 Wild Safari Prehistoric World Shringasaurus.  Everything Dinosaur’s commissioned illustration for this prehistoric animal seems to have captured the detailing in the Safari Ltd model quite nicely.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Model collectors and dinosaur fans can expect all the new for 2020 Safari Ltd prehistoric animal replicas to be in stock at Everything Dinosaur in the near future.

In the meantime, click this link to see the range of Safari Ltd models and replicas currently in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Safari Ltd – Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models and Figures.

4 01, 2020

A New “Thunder Lizard” Tralkasaurus

By | January 4th, 2020|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal News Stories, Dinosaur Fans, Main Page|0 Comments

A New Abelisaurid (Tralkasaurus cuyi) from Argentina

A team of scientists based in Argentina have described a new species of abelisaurid from the Huincul Formation in northern Patagonia.  The new dinosaur is represented by a fragmentary skeleton consisting of caudal vertebrae (tail bones), a bone from the upper jaw (maxilla), a distorted pelvic girdle and sacral vertebrae.  Although the fossils were found in a disarticulated state and quite widely scattered, it is likely that the bones represent a single, individual animal.  With an estimated body length of around five metres and a hip height of approximately 1.5 metres, this newest member of the Abelisauridae, named Tralkasaurus cuyi, is much smaller than abelisaurs such as Carnotaurus sastrei, Abelisaurus comahuensis and Ekrixinatosaurus novasi. 

Writing in the “Journal of South American Earth Sciences”, the researchers, which included Mauricio Cerroni, a PhD student at the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Buenos Aires (Argentina), conclude that Tralkasaurus probably occupied a different ecological niche compared to the much larger and heavier Late Cretaceous abelisaurids.

A Size Comparison Between Carnotaurus sastrei and Tralkasaurus cuyi

Tralkasaurus cuyi and Carnotaurus sastrei size comparison.

A size comparison between Tralkasaurus cuyi and Carnotaurus sastrei.  Tralkasaurus very probably had a typical abelisaurid body plan, but its size suggests that it was a secondary predator, specialising in hunting other types of prey compared to the much larger carnivorous dinosaurs that it co-existed with.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A New “Thunder Lizard”

This new dinosaur was found at the Violante Farm site, in Río Negro province (northern Patagonia).  The sandstones of the Huincul Formation has yielded a diverse range of theropods including the giant carcharodontosaurid Mapusaurus (M. roseae), which is estimated to have measured around 12 metres in length along with the at least 6-metre-long Gualicho (G. shinyae), tentatively described as a member of the Neovenatoridae family and two other abelisaurids Skorpiovenator (S. bustingorryi) and Ilokelesia (I. aguadagrandensis).

The genus name translates as “thunder lizard”, in the native Mapuche language.

Life Reconstruction with Scale Tralkasaurus cuyi

Tralkasaurus scale drawing.

Tralkasaurus cuyi scale drawing.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Being much smaller than other abelisaurids such as Abelisaurus and Carnotaurus suggests that this new taxon probably occupied a different ecological niche within the ecosystem.

The scientific paper: “A new abelisaurid from the Huincul Formation (Cenomanian-Turonian; Upper Cretaceous) of Río Negro province, Argentina” by M. A. Cerroni, M. J. Motta, F. L. Agnolína, A. M. Aranciaga Rolando, F. Brissón Egli and F. E. Novas published in the Journal of South American Earth Sciences.

1 01, 2020

Happy New Year from Everything Dinosaur

By | January 1st, 2020|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Happy New Year from Everything Dinosaur

Wishing all our customers, web log readers, Facebook fans, followers on Instagram and social media friends a very happy New Year.  The start of another decade of dinosaur and prehistoric animal news stories and fossil discoveries.

Wishing All our Customers and Readers a Very Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Everything Dinosaur.

Team members at Everything Dinosaur would like to wish all our customers, readers and social media followers a very happy New Year.  Can you spot the dinosaur?  Can you spot the pterosaur?

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Team members have lots of exciting plans for the next twelve months.  Many more dinosaur and prehistoric animal models will be added to our already huge portfolio, the first of the new for 2020 models should be with us in just a few weeks.

Wishing all our customers and readers a wonderful, peaceful and prosperous 2020.

Given our plans, we think it is appropriate to also say: Feliz Año Nuevo, Bonne Année, Frohes neues Jahr, Felice Anno Nuovo, Feliz Ano Novo, Akemashiteomedetōgozaimasu …

31 12, 2019

Everything Dinosaur Has Maintained the Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award for the Whole of 2019

By | December 31st, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Maintaining the Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award for 2019

Everything Dinosaur has continued to maintain its very high customer service standards throughout the whole of the festive period.  Furthermore, the UK-based dinosaur themed company has maintained the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award throughout the whole of 2019.  Everything Dinosaur has been awarded the highest accolade by Feefo, the independent ratings company for the last three years.

Everything Dinosaur Has Maintained the Highest Standards of Customer Service Throughout 2019

Feefo certificate of excellence (2019).

Everything Dinosaur has once again, maintained the very highest standards of customer service.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Hundreds of Reviews from Real Customers

There are hundreds of customer reviews on the Everything Dinosaur website.  Every single one of them has been independently verified by Feefo.

Some examples of recent customer reviews for Everything Dinosaur:

Rustam from Azerbaijan wrote:

“I would definitely recommend them and continue purchasing the models and other prehistoric accessories from Everything Dinosaur.”

Basit Ali (Qatar), stated:

“Everything Dinosaur is one of the best things that ever happened in my life.  I came here late but I think to me personally their customer service is nearly unbeatable as not even once I have regretted my purchase from them.  I highly recommend shopping with these guys, you do it once and you’ll come again yourself.

Thank you, Everything Dinosaur!”

Everything Dinosaur Committed to Maintaining Customer Service Excellence

Top marks from Feefo for Everything Dinosaur customer service.

Maintaining 100% customer service all year round.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Donovan from Canada provided a review about our delivery of the limited edition Papo Spinosaurus model:

“Great service all around and they always make it easy to get what you like.  Did an amazing job with Papo limited Spinosaurus and getting figure to me in great time and boxed up so nothing could happen to it on its travels.”

Our customers in the UK think a lot about us too.

Recently, we received a review from Abigail she wrote to say:

“I have bought from this website twice now and their customer service is excellent.  Speedy delivery and items arrived in perfect condition.  The information sheets are a welcome bonus, making the dinosaurs brilliant presents for the dinosaur enthusiasts in my life!  I have emailed queries and spoken to them on the phone and in both situations my questions were answered politely, quickly and fully.  I have no complaints at all.”

In her 5-star review Courtney stated:

“Fantastic service as always – went above and beyond in fulfilling my order.”

Writing about his purchase of the CollectA Hydrotherosaurus dinosaur model Raymond commented:

“Excellent item, service, and value.  Fully recommended to all.”

Top Marks for Everything Dinosaur

5-star service from Everything Dinosaur.

5-star service from Everything Dinosaur throughout the whole of 2019.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

2020 – A New Service Challenge (Platinum Trusted Service Award from Feefo)

With Everything Dinosaur, every day is all about delivering top-notch customer service.  Since we signed up with Feefo we have been consistently one of the highest rated of all their clients.  As a result of the endeavours of businesses like us, Feefo have decided to introduce a very special award which recognises consistently high levels of customer service.  The Platinum Trusted Service award is due to be launched next year and Everything Dinosaur is hotly tipped to be amongst the first organisations in the world to be awarded this accolade.

The Platinum Trusted Service award recognises those businesses that go above and beyond to provide a consistently excellent service and dedicate themselves to acing their customer experience year after year.  We hope to post up news of this award in the near future.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We appreciate that this time of year can be a stressful time for shoppers, we have continued to maintain our customer service and support channels and we have done all we can to help and assist our customers.  Our work is reflected in our consistently high customer service rating.  We are truly proud and humbled to have received such praise and positive feedback from our customers over many years.”

To see what all the fuss is about, Everything Dinosaur’s Feefo reviews can be found on the company website here: Everything Dinosaur’s website.

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